Remembering Ravi Shankar: ‘Godfather of world music’ dead at 92 Sitar master bridged East and West — ‘a global ambassador of India’s cultural heritage’ maclean's December 12, 2012 Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 3 [View the story “Remembering Ravi Shankar” on Storify] Remembering Ravi Shankar Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Wed, Dec 12 2012 02:45:13 Sitar master Ravi Shankar died Tuesday in San Diego at the age of 92. The “godfather of world music,” as he was once called by George Harrison, inspired musicians in the East and West. The prime minister of India said he was a “national treasure and a global ambassador of India’s cultural heritage.” Here is how he was being remembered in social media: RIP Ravi. You will never be forgottenWilton Indian prime minister’s office calls Ravi Shankar a ‘national treasure’ – @AP RIP Ravi Shankar, a vital link between Eastern & Western music, the first "world" musician rockers would sit & quietly pay attention to.Neil McCormick RIP Ravi Shankar, sitar legend #ravishankar#rip#georgeharrison#sitar#worldmusic#beatles#amazing#legend#instadaily#instalove#cool#pattieboydjoely jewell Today legendary sitarist pandit Ravi Shankar left to join the heaven. May God bless his soul and give his family courage to cope the loss.Brijesh Chauhan RIP #ravishankar #ripravishankarMarie It is with a heavy heart to announce the sitar master Ravi Shankar has passed.The Flowerthief Fascinating pic of Ravi Shankar meeting President Gerald Ford – along with George Harrison, Billy Preston and others http://pic.twitter.com/M30a0c3aThe Culture Trip That’s really sad – another loss to India’s creative masters “@sardesairajdeep: The sitar just went silent. Pandit Ravi Shankar is no more.”Shaili Chopra RIP Ravi Shankar. http://pic.twitter.com/Y3PCfaEySaara Jappie-Adams Best Sitar/Tabla piece ever Ravi Shankar & Chatur Lal Raga Mishra Piloo In Thumri Style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXXBfL5lRqE&sns=tw via @youtubedorinda How did I completely miss the sad news of Ravi Shankar’s death yesterday? :’C And how do I stay that groovy at 92? Peace go with you, sir.Nikki Huiras A most wonderful man. RIP #farewell #ravishankar #legendshellfaithfull Inspirational musician and more than just an instrumentalist. Ravi Shankar RIP #ForeverRememberedClayton Ricketts Saddening by the passing of great sitar player Ravi Shankar. Vivid memories in this painting. http://normanperryman.blogspot.com http://pic.twitter.com/P3KBudcYNorman Perryman There is no one and will never be again like Pt. Ravi Shankar. This void can never be filled #RIPAnkit Singh See you in the next dimension, namaste.Liz Flo Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: obituary Advertisement About this author macleans.ca Macleans.ca administrator Other articles Maclean's on the Hill: Syrian refugees, climate talks Canadian Encyclopedia: 30 amazing Canadian painters + 22 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous Week in Pictures Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.