Ravi Shankar

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.

After being exposed to Indian musicians during the filming of Help!(Bob took many photos during the filming of Help!), George Harrison became interested in playing the sitar. He met famous sitar player, Ravi Shankar. They became lifelong friends.


Royal Albert hall. 1968. Photo – Robert Whitaker