Hindus have expressed sadness at the passing away of legendary musician Pandit Ravi Shankar. Shankar (Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury), 92, three-time Grammy winner, died in San Diego on December 11 evening.
HINDU LEADER Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was a sad day for the music world and it was an end of an era in music. It was highly saddening to hear about the death of the music legend Ravi Shankar, Zed said.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further stated that Ravi Shankar gave so much to the world in his lifetime through music and would. He was highly revered in the world of music for his intense, distinct and deeply moving music and was known for rhythmic novelties.
Zed urged The Recording Academy to posthumously award Ravi Shankar a Special Grammy at "The 55th Grammys" on February 10, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to grant him a Special Oscar at “The 85th Academy Awards” on February 24 and Kennedy Center Honors next year for his unparalleled contributions to world of music.