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a stringed instrument of India

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Sitars, a traditional South Asian instrument, are made and repaired at shops in the market.
Classical musical instrument makers are vanishing from the market, as the guitar and piano replace the sitar and harmonium, Ustad Allah Rakha, a professional musician, said.
Ravi Shankar, who helped introduce the sitar to the Western world through his collaborations with The Beatles, died in Southern California on Tuesday.
The name, which strikes in somebody's mind after looking at a sitar, was Pandit Ravi Shankar.
He performed on the sitar from a young age and toured and released albums as an adult.
People can listen to renowned sitar player Ranjit Singh Lotay and watch Warwickshire-based Bhangra dance group Rangeela evoking the life of the Punjab.
Gorky's write and sing in Welsh (as do Ectogram), switching at will to English as if it were the most natural thing in the world - take the wonderful "Merched Yn Neud Gwallt Eu Gilydd" (Girls doing each other's hair) - much as they switch from the queasy dreaminess of the English psychedelic eccentrics (Kevin Ayers, Syd Barrett) to the great drinking song in "Lechyd Da" (Good health), complete with sitar, chinking glasses, and bar operatics.
London, April 19 (ANI): The Beatles were introduced to the music of Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar at Zsa Zsa Gabor's LSD party in LA, The Byrds founder Roger McGuinn has revealed.
Harrison later became the first Western pop star to play a sitar on the song Norwegian Wood, and visited Shankar in Kashmir the following year to take sitar lessons.
India :Legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, who influenced musicians ranging from The Beatles to violinist Yehudi Menuhin, has died aged 92 in the United States after surgery, his family said Wednesday.
The first section delves into the history of the sitar and sarod, attempting to resolve the controversies that exist concerning the origins of these two popular instruments.
In her account of the morphological history of the sitar and sarod, Miner first presents and critiques the three most common explanations of the origin of the sitar - that it was "invented" in India either in the thirteenth or eighteenth centuries; that it was created by modifying a preexistent, indigenous instrument; that it evolved from an imported instrument.