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Members of Vande Mataram music society play sitars during a function to offer tributes to the late legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanas , India, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Shankar, who is credited with connecting the world to Indian music, died Tuesday in San Diego at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Members of Vande Mataram music society play sitars during a function to offer tributes to the late legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanas , India, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Shankar, who is credited with connecting the world to Indian music, died Tuesday in San Diego at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Sitar legend Ravi Shankar dies

December 20, 2012

Ravi Shankar died Dec. 11 at age 92. A statement on his website said he died

in San Diego, with his wife and a

daughter by his side. The musician's foundation issued a statement

saying that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had

recently undergone heart-valve replacement surgery.