Google pays tribute to Pandit Ravi Shankar on 96th birth anniversary
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.