Classical sitar player and the recipient of the 2003 National Award for Instrumental Music.
He began studying Hindustani classical music as a child and learned to play the flute, mandolin, and violin before taking up the sitar.
He served as the International Music Council's vice president, and as the Indian Musicological Society's president.
He was the child of an artist and a businessman, and his wife and daughter were both musicians.
Ravi Shankar is another famous Indian-born sitar player.