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Ravi Shankar remembered at memorial

Ravi Shankar's daughters Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar along with Olivia Harrison, wife of late Beatle George Harrison said their final goodbyes to the Indian sitar virtuoso on Thursday (December 20) at a public memorial service in Encinitas, California. The legendary musician and composer, who helped introduce the sitar to the Western world through his collaboration with The Beatles, died on Dec. 11 at age 92. About 700 people joined Shankar's family at the service held at a self-realization temple in the coastal town about 25 miles north of San Diego. Olivia Harrison, the widow of The Beatles guitarist George Harrison, said the three-time Grammy winner who formed a musical and spiritual bond with her husband "expressed music at its deepest level." SOUNDBITE Olivia Harrison, wife of Beatle George Harrison, saying (English): "As a person, he was just sweet and seemed to know everything. He traveled the world. He was a true citizen of the world." Shankar's final concert was on Nov. 4 in Long Beach, California, with his Grammy-winning sitarist daughter Anoushka.

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