The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 13, 2012
 

Ravi Shankar to receive posthumous Grammy award

 
 

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar is to receive a posthumous lifetime achievement Grammy award, organisers of the music industry's top prize show said on Wednesday.

Three-time Grammy winner Shankar, who died on Tuesday in California, is among seven artists including Carole King and the Temptations named as Grammys Lifetime Achievement Award honorees.

"He was selected before his death and notified last week he was receiving the honour," a Grammys spokesman, Stephanie Schell, told AFP when asked if Shankar was added to the list after his death.

"As one of the world's most renowned sitar players, (Shankar) is a true ambassador for international music," the Recording Academy said in its brief biography of the Indian musician, alongside those of the other honourees.