Pandit Ravi Shankar to receive lifetime achievement Grammy award

Ravi Shankar

"With a performance career spanning more than 80 years, he has influenced a variety of musicians, including the Beatles, John Coltrane, Philip Glass and his daughters, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar," it added.

The music legend's most recent Grammy win came in 2000 for Best World Music Album for 'Full Circle Carnegie Hall 2000'. The first of the Grammy awards came in 1967 for his collaborative album with Yehudi Menuhin, 'West Meets East'.

Released in April, his 'The Living Room Sessions Part 1' is nominated for Best World Music Album for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. His daughter Anoushka is also nominated in the same category for her album 'Traveller'. Shankar last performed in California on November 4 along with Anoushka.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance in the field of recording, is determined by vote of the Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees.

In the past, the Lifetime Achievement Award has gone to among others icons like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Julie Andrews and Glen Campbell.

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