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Disciples of legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar put up his portrait for a prayer meeting to pay him tributes at his music center, in New Delhi, India , Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Shankar, who is credited with connecting the world to Indian music, died Tuesday in San Diego, California at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

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NEW DELHI (AP) — With an instrument perplexing to most Westerners, Ravi Shankar helped connect the world through music. The sitar virtuoso hobnobbed with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over nearly a century.

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