Shankar, Ravi (1920)

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Shankar, Ravi (1920) Gender: M
Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury
born on 7 April 1920 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Benares, India, 25n20, 83e00
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Treindl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°54' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 27°25 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 21°00'

Ravi (1920) Shankar (1969)
photo: Markgoff2972, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Indian sitar virtuoso and a composer. He became the world's best-known exponent of North Indian classical music, in the second half of the 20th century, and influenced many other musicians throughout the world. Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999.

His three children, Shubhendra Shankar (1942-1992), Norah Jones (born 1979) and Anoushka Shankar (born 1981), were born to different mothers and all became musicians.

On 9 December 2012, Shankar was admitted to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, San Diego, California after complaining of breathing difficulties. He died on 11 December 2012 at around 16:30 PST after undergoing heart valve replacement surgery.

Ravi Shankar received five Grammy awards, including a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in 2013.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Shankar, Lakshmi (born 16 June 1926). Notes: Siblings-in-law


  • Work : Prize 1999 (Bharat Ratna)
  • Death by Disease 11 December 2012 at 4:30 PM in San Diego (During heart operation, age 92)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Data from the Indian website Astrosage, original source unknown. While they rate it as A, it could simply be a sunrise chart with unknown time of birth.

Raj Kumar's book 765 Notable Horoscopes (Sagar Publications) gives "7 Apr 1920 at 10-13 AM, Varanasi", source not stated.


  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Vegetarian in his later years)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (North Indian classical music)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Sitar)
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Five)
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (Bharat Ratna)