Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, who inspired the '60s psychedelic sound through his collaboration with the Beatles, has died in a US hospital aged 92.
His family said that he had been admitted to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego last week but had failed to recover fully from surgery.
Beatles producer George Martin said: "His mastery of the sitar was legendary, his musicianship superb.
"I always felt privileged to be a friend."
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