44 Facts About Ravi Shankar Prasad

1. Ravi Shankar Prasad continued giving concerts into his 90s, frequently accompanied by Anoushka, who, like her father, specialized in blending Indian and Western traditions.

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2. Ravi Shankar Prasad composed the film scores for the Indian director Satyajit Ray's famous Apu trilogy.

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3. In the course of his long career, Ravi Shankar Prasad became the world's best-known exponent of Hindustani classical music, performing with India's most-distinguished percussionists and making dozens of successful recordings.

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4. In 2012, Ravi Shankar Prasad was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar for a consecutive 3rd term and will now lead the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Rajya Sabha as Deputy Leader of Opposition.

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5. Ravi Shankar Prasad rebuffed criticism that companies are only doing assembly in India and said the government has approved three large proposals to manufacture PCBs in India.

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6. Ravi Shankar Prasad had hit back at Tharoor after the latter claimed while speaking at.

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7. In 2001, Ravi Shankar Prasad was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Elizabeth II for his "services to music".

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8. Ravi Shankar Prasad married Baba's daughter Annapurna Devi in 1941 and had a son with her.

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9. Ravi Shankar Prasad was so offended that he considered leaving Maihar but Baba convinced him to stay back.

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10. In 1935 Uday Ravi Shankar Prasad convinced the Maharaja of Maihar to allow the lead musician of his court, Allauddin Khan, to become his group's soloist for a tour of Europe.

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11. Ravi Shankar Prasad was born in a Kayastha family in Patna, Bihar.

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12. Ravi Shankar Prasad said the aim of the discussion was to get the industry involved and help out with manpower and effort by identifying and executing their CSR budgets in conjunction with the government.

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13. Ravi Shankar Prasad died on December 11, 2012, in San Diego, California, at the age of 92.

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14. Ravi Shankar Prasad won many awards and honors throughout his career, including 14 honorary degrees, three Grammy Awards and a membership to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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15. In 1954, Ravi Shankar Prasad gave a recital in the Soviet Union.

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16. At the same time, Ravi Shankar Prasad was absorbing the musical traditions of the West and attending Parisian schools.

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17. Ravi Shankar Prasad lived in Varanasi until the age of 10, when he accompanied his older brother, Uday, to Paris.

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18. On 9 December 2012, Ravi Shankar Prasad was admitted to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, San Diego, California after complaining of breathing difficulties.

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19. Ravi Shankar Prasad performed his final concert, with daughter Anoushka, on 4 November 2012 at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California.

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20. Ravi Shankar Prasad has been considered one of the top sitar players of the second half of the 20th century.

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21. Ravi Shankar Prasad developed a style distinct from that of his contemporaries and incorporated influences from rhythm practices of Carnatic music.

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22. Ravi Shankar Prasad's demanding tour schedule weakened his health, and he suffered a heart attack in Chicago in November 1974, causing him to miss a portion of the tour.

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23. In October 1970 Ravi Shankar Prasad became chair of the department of Indian music of the California Institute of the Arts after previously teaching at the City College of New York, the University of California, Los Angeles, and being guest lecturer at other colleges and universities, including the Ali Akbar College of Music.

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24. Ravi Shankar Prasad befriended Richard Bock, founder of World Pacific Records, on his first American tour and recorded most of his albums in the 1950s and 1960s for Bock's label.

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25. Ravi Shankar Prasad heard about the positive response Khan received and resigned from AIR in 1956 to tour the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States.

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26. Ravi Shankar Prasad attended the Bengalitola High School in Benares between 1927 and 1928.

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27. Ravi Shankar Prasad was born on 7 April 1920 in Benares, then the capital of the eponymous princely state, in a Bengali family, as the youngest of seven brothers.

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28. Ravi Shankar Prasad engaged Western music by writing compositions for sitar and orchestra, and toured the world in the 1970s and 1980s.

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29. In 1999, Ravi Shankar Prasad was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.

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30. On the personal front, Ravi Shankar Prasad married Dr Shrimati Maya Shankar in 1982 and has one son Aditya and one daughter Aditi Shankar.

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31. Ravi Shankar Prasad was born on 30th August 1954 in the capital city of Bihar, Patna.

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32. Ravi Shankar Prasad has celebrated the total number of 64 birthdays till date.

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33. Ravi Shankar Prasad will turn 65 on 30 August, 2019.

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34. Ravi Shankar Prasad cited innumerable enquiry committee reports purportedly meant to bring the culprits to book but actually were used to cover up the Congress' role in the riots.

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35. Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Modi government was committed to give justice to the Sikh families who suffered during the riots.

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36. Ravi Shankar Prasad cited former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao in this regard and said when the latter died, his body was not kept in the Congress headquarters.

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37. Ravi Shankar Prasad said the notes ban exercise and implementation of GST helped the country in the long run and steps taken by the centre had made India the fastest growing economy in the world.

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38. Ravi Shankar Prasad said the notes ban exercise and implementation of GST helped the country in the long run and.

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39. Ravi Shankar Prasad hits back at Manmohan Singh, asks how much democracy is left within Congress.

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40. Ravi Shankar Prasad is spearheading the Digital India program as Minister for Electronics and Information Technology since May 2014.

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41. Ravi Shankar Prasad has held several national-level assignments in the youth wing and the main party organisation of the BJP.

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42. Ravi Shankar Prasad began his political career as a student leader in the 1970s organising protests against Indira Gandhi's government and was jailed when the emergency was imposed by Gandhi's government in 1975.

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43. Ravi Shankar Prasad has been practising at the Patna High Court since 1980.

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44. Ravi Shankar Prasad is an Indian lawyer, politician and the current Union Minister holding Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology portfolio in the Government of India.

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