Google pays tribute to Ravi Shankar

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Search engine Google is paying tribute to late musician Pandit Ravi Shankar on his 96th birth anniversary on Thursday by a doodle with a sitar as the centrepiece.

Ravi Shankar was one of the best-known 20th century exponents of the sitar.

Designed by artist Kevin Laughlin, the doodle has the letters GOOGLE in the form of a creeping plant with a sitar standing upright towards the right.

Ravi Shankar was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, in 1999. He died on December 11, 2012.

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