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Ananda Shankar
Ananda Shankar
Cardiac Arrest  March 26, 1999
Age 50-56
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      Fusion Pioneer Ananda Shankar Dead 
                    Ananda Shankar, the Indian classical 
                    musician and composer who counted Jimi 
                    Hendrix among his pupils, died Friday in 
                    Calcutta of a cardiac arrest. An official 
                    statement put his age at 50, although 
                    published reports claim he was 56. 

                    The nephew of sitar great Ravi Shankar, 
                    Ananda Shankar helped pioneer the fusion 
                    of traditional Eastern and Western instrumentation and styles. 
                    In recent years, he had experienced renewed popularity outside 
                    his native India, with his music being sought and sampled by 
                    West Coast rappers and Anglo-Asian breakbeat artists. In fact, 
                    Shankar toured the U.K. with one of the latter, State Of 
                    Bengal, in 1998 and was collaborating with the act on an album 
                    at the time of his death. The U.K.'s Real World label will issue 
                    that set, to be credited to The Ananda Shankar Experience 
                    With State Of Bengal, in September. 

                    Aside from numerous albums, the first of which Reprise issued 
                    in 1970, Shankar scored several films, television programs, and 
                    adverts. More recently, he worked with his wife, Tanusree, 
                    composing music for her dance troupe's productions. 

                                                     -- Dominic Pride, Londo

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        Ananda Shankar, son of the legendary dancers Uday Shankar and Amala Shankar and nephew of Pandit Ravi Shankar, is not, as some people may think, a dancer. His world is 'MUSIC'. After completing his academics at the Scindia School Gwalior, Ananda learnt sitar from Dr.Lalmani Mishra in Benares. It was Ananda who in the 70's started combining Indian and Western instruments to create a global kind of music, a new kind of "Fusion Music" which has now become a trend... He has never experimented with pure classical music. Ananda's first L.P. was released internationally in 1970 and it was in that same year that he gave his first concert. No one had thought of using the Mridangam with Guitar or backing the Sitar or Sarod with a rock beat  or electronic sound effects. His music appeals to all generations and  breaks barriers of nationality and different cultures. His score is original, fresh, soothing and touches the heart. 

             Ananda's music is heard regularly over the radio, on television, at plays, on airlines, at fashion shows and films. He has composed music for several ballets.  

             Amongst the several awards and felicitations, Ananda has also won the prestigious National Award from the Hon'ble President of India, as the best music director for Mrinal Sen's film 'Chorus'.  British Airways had a special channel playing Ananda's music in all its aircrafts. 

             Ananda Shankar was the 'Chief Producer' and 'Music Composer' for 'National Bharatiyam' in the Nehru Centenary Celebration, held in New Delhi in which 50,000 children participated from all over India. 

             Ananda not only composes the music, but also writes the story and script, designs the lighting and is the Producer and Director of the troupe.

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