Ravi Shankar Wife: Sukanya Rajan Shankar Picture

Gala Premiere Of Indian musician Ravi Shankar (L) and his wife Sukanya arrive at the gala premiere of 'The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil' at the Mirage Hotel & Casino June 30, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is a joint artistic venture between The Beatles' company, Apple Corps Ltd., and Cirque du Soleil. (Source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment) more pics »
Ravi Shankar (Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment)
Indian musician Ravi Shankar passed away Wednesday after battling upper-respiratory and heart issues over the past year. The 92-year-old sitar player is survived by his wife, Sukanya Shankur and two daughters, fellow muscian Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones. His son, Shubhendra, died in 1992.

Shankar had nearly 10 decades of making music and was honored with three Grammys during his lifetime. He also worked closely with the late Beatles star George Harrison in the '70s and beyond. In later years, Shankar also served as a nominated member of the upper chamber of the Parliament of India. He was given the country's highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999. He also performed with his daughter, Anoushka Shankar, over the last few years.

Shankar's was married twice. He married Annapurna Devi in 1941 and had a son, Shubhendra
Norah Jones (Getty)
Shankar, the following year. He and Devi separated in the '40s and Shankar went on to have a relationship with dancer Kamela Shastri. He then had an affair with New York concert producer Sue Jones, and they had daughter Norah in 1979. Norah, of course, is also an accomplished musician and owner of a pile of Grammy awards.

In the early '80s, things got a little complicated, it seems. After welcoming Norah in 1979, Shankar fathered a daughter, Anoushka Shankar, with Sukanya Rajan Shankur in 1981, the same year he apparently ended things with Shastri. He then lived with Jones until 1986 and went on to marry Sukanya in 1989. They remained married until Shankar's passing.

See more pics of Ravi Shankar here:
  • Ravi Shankar in Gala Premiere Of "The Beatles LOVE By Cirque Du Soleil" - Arrivals
  • Ravi Shankar in Gala Premiere Of "The Beatles LOVE By Cirque Du Soleil" - Arrivals
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