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Vice President's Secretariat12-December, 2012 12:42 IST
Vice President Condoles the Passing away of Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar

The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari has deeply condoled the passing way of the Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar. In his message, he has said that Pandit ji was an iconic figure who had become a legend of music during his lifetime. His greatness was universally acknowledged. His name had become synonymous with Indian music. His departure has created a void which may perhaps never ever be filled. However, his work is immortal and will continue to inspire and give pleasure to millions of his admirers throughout the world.

Following is the text of Vice President’s condolence message:

“I am deeply saddened on the passing way of the Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Pandit ji was an iconic figure who had become a legend of music during his lifetime. His greatness was universally acknowledged. His name had become synonymous with Indian music. His departure has created a void which may perhaps never ever be filled. However, his work is immortal and will continue to inspire and give pleasure to millions of his admirers throughout the world.

I convey my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and all his fans. I pray to the Almighty to grant them strength and fortitude to bear this loss.”

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Sanjay Kumar/VPI/12.12.12
(Release ID :90423)

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