The widow of the late Beatle George Harrison, Olivia Harrison, joined friends and family to pay respects to Ravi Shankar on Thursday (Dec. 20). Over 1,000 people gathered at the Self-Realization Fellowship in Encinitas, Calif., including Shankar's daughter Norah Jones and jazz great Herbie Hancock.
Hours after his death on Wednesday (Dec. 12), it was announced that Ravi Shankar will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award. According to Billboard.com, Ravi was made aware of the honor last week. "Just last week, I had the honor to inform him that he would receive a 2013 Lifetime Achievement this February," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "He was deeply touched and so pleased, that he extended a gracious and personal invitation to visit with him at his home."
The death of Ravi Shankar has cast a pall over the classic rock world as the many artists he inspired or worked with reflect on their memories with the famed sitar player. Shankar died at age 92 on Tuesday night in San Diego after complaining of breathing problems this week. He'd recently had heart valve surgery.