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Norah Jones, Slash and Ringo Starr Pay Tribute to Ravi Shankar

December 13, 2012 (9:12 am) GMT
The tributes come pouring in from music world after the Indian sitar legend passed away on December 11 in San Diego.

In the wake of his father Ravi Shankar's death, spoke lovingly of him and his legacy. "My Dad's music touched millions of people. He will be greatly missed by me and music lovers everywhere," the Grammy-winning jazz singer said in a statement.

Calling him a "genius," she said in an interview, "I remember when I found out that John Coltrane had come to him once to study....That impressed me at the time, more than the George Harrison thing just because I was such a jazz nerd. But you know it's all amazing. He's inspired a lot of musicians."

Rocker tweeted his condolence, "Sad day; spiritual, cultural & music legend, Ravi Shankar dead at 92. RIP." remembered the sitar maestro as saying in a statement, "Ravi was a great loss musically, spiritually and physically. God bless to Ravi's family."

sent her prayers as well, "Ravi Shankar....May you have a swift and positive rebirth.Thanks for being a musical ambassador." joined the mourners, "Rest in peace sweet ravi shankar. i hope you're making music again with george."

Ravi, who's 's former mentor, died on December 11 in San Diego after undergoing heart-valve replacement surgery. Already earning two Grammys before, he got a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album, thanks to "The Living Room Sessions, Part 1". His daughter Anoushka also got a nod in the same category for "".

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