Ravi Shankar, 1920-2012

Rest in peace, Ravi Shankar. Thank you for the gift of Indian classical music and culture that you brought to the West.

From the wonderful NYT obituary this morning:

“If I’ve accomplished anything in these past 30 years,” Mr. Shankar said in the 1985 interview, “it’s that I have been able to open the door to our music in the West. I enjoy seeing other Indian musicians — old and young — coming to Europe and America and having some success. I’m happy to have contributed to that.