Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoles Pandit Ravi Shankar's death, says he was national treasure
Press Trust of India
December 12, 2012 11:44 IST
(New Delhi )
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoled the death of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, saying he was a national treasure and a global ambassador of India's cultural heritage.
"An era has passed away with Pandit Ravi Shankar. The nation joins me to pay tributes to his unsurpassable genius, his art and his humility," the Prime Minister said in his message.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that Pandit Ravi Shankar was "a national treasure and global ambassador of India's cultural heritage."
In her message, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said India has lost a distinguished son.
The sitar icon's health had been fragile for the past several years and on Thursday he underwent a surgery at the
Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California where he breathed his last. He was 92.