Pandit Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitar maestro, has become the first Indian to be honoured with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The Recording Academy, the organizers of the prestigious award, announced the news on Tuesday.

Pandit Ravi Shankar was born in 1920 in Varanasi, India. He began learning the sitar at the age of 10, and went on to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was a master of both Indian classical music and Western classical music, and his influence can be heard in the works of many popular musicians, including The Beatles and George Harrison.

Pandit Ravi Shankar was a three-time Grammy Award winner, having won two awards in 1967 and one in 1972. He was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 1997. He was also awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, in 1999.

The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to performers who have made significant contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording. The award is presented to individuals who have had a major impact on the music industry.

Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away in 2012 at the age of 92. He is remembered for his contributions to the world of music, and his influence can still be felt today. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is a fitting tribute to his life and legacy.

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