31 InspiringQuotes ByPandit Ravi Shankar That Take Music To A Whole New Level
Pandit Ravi Shankar, a name which we instantaneously relate to the musical instrument sitar, has taken India music to global platforms and brought immense fame back to the country. In the country, he has been awarded with the highest civilian awards which are the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna.
A person who has excelled in his professional life, however, did not have a smooth personal life. In 1941, he was married to Annapurna Devi, daughter of music maestro Allauddin Khan and they had a son Shubhendra Shankar. But their marriage was short-lived and their son too died an early death.
Annapurna Devi was immensely talented and once her brother Ustad Ali Akbar Khan stated, “Put Ravi Shankar, Pannalal (Ghosh) and me on one side and put Annapurna on the other and yet her side of the scale will be heavier.”
In spite of being blessed with such talent, she withdrew from making public appearances, and many never knew the reason behind this.
After about six decades, Annapurna Devi told the world about her sudden disappearance from the music scenario. She said that her fame was putting her married life in perils and she did not want that, therefore, she chose marriage over fame. Very few know that the movie Abhimaan by Hrishikesh Mukherjee was based on their story, but unlike the movie their real life did not have a happy ending.
These turns of life must not have been easy for either of them and both found solace in music. Therefore, here are some quotes by the musical geniusPandit Ravi Shankar which will give you a new spirit to deal with life with a smile on your face.