Google Sitar Logo For Pandit Ravi Shankar

Apr 7, 2016 - 7:40 am 0 by
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Google Sitar Logo For Pandit Ravi Shankar

Today on Google's home page is another special Doodle, Google logo, for the 96th birthday of Pandit Ravi Shankar. The Doodle shows a Sitar, a plucked stringed instrument used mainly in Hindustani music and Indian classical music.

Pandit, master, was an Indian musician and composer who was one of the known exponents of the sitar in the second half of the 20th century as a composer of Hindustani classical music, according to Wikipedia. He also is known to have taught the Beatles George Harrison how to play the Sitar.

The Doodle was created by Kevin Laughlin. Google explained the Doodle has has "two bridges, one for the "drone" strings and the other for the melody strings. Laughlin's design shows the style of sitar Shankar played, which includes a second gourd-shape resonator at the top of the instrument's neck."

Ravi Shankar was born on April 7, 1920 in Banaras, India and died on December 11, 2012 at the age of 92 in San Diego, California.

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