Description:Ravi Shankar (Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury, 7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012)often referred to by the title Pandit, was an Indian musician and composer who played the plucked-string instrument known as the sitar. He has been described as the best known contemporary Indian musician. Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitarist and composer is India's most esteemed musical Ambassador and a singular phenomenon in the classical music worlds of East and West. As a performer, composer, teacher and writer, he has done more for Indian music than any other musician. He is well known for his pioneering work in bringing Indian music to the West.