World music grammy for ravi shankar

Sitar legend Ravi Shankar was on Monday posthumously awarded the best world music album trophy at the 55th Grammys, pipping his own daughter Anoushka, a day after being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award by the Recording Academy.
Shankar’s album The Living Room Sessions Part 1 saw off competition from Anoushka’s Traveller, Amadou & Mariam’s Folila, Daneil Ho’s On A Gentle Island Breeze and Hugh Masekela’s Jabulani.
Anoushka accepted the award on the sitar maestro’s behalf at music’s biggest night at the Staples Center here, saying, “It’s OK to lose to your father.”
Ravi Shankar passed away on December 11 at the age of 92 following a heart-valve replacement surgery in San Diego.
Anoushka was also on hand on Saturday to receive the Lifetime Achievement award alongwith Ravi Shankar’s other daughter Norah Jones at the Academy’s Special Merit Awards celebration.

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Valley protests escalate after youth dies in firing
Yusuf Jameel
Srinagar, Feb. 11

Scores of people, including a senior police officer, were injured as violent protests against the hanging of Afzal Guru spread to new areas in the Kashmir Valley on Monday.
The escalation apparently followed the death of three local youths in the protests since Sunday afternoon; one of them in police firing. Nonstop curfew remained in force in the Valley for the third consecutive day.

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