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Ravi Shankar daughter accepts Grammy for late legend

February 11, 2013

Anoushka Shankar accepts the award on behalf of the late Ravi Shankar for World Music Album for his work in "The Living Room Sessions Part 1" at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2013. — Reuters Photo

LOS ANGELES: Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar's daughter Anoushka accepted a Grammy on behalf of her late father Sunday - in a category in which she had also been nominated.

“It's OK to lose to your father,” the 31-year-old, who is also a sitar player and composer, said as she received the best world music album Grammy for her father.

Ravi Shankar - who was also to be given a posthumous lifetime achievement Grammy at the show - won for “The Living Room Sessions Part 1,” while his daughter was nominated for “Traveller” in the same category.

In her acceptance speech on his behalf, she noted that Monday marks two months exactly since his death.

Shankar died in December at the age of 92, after failing to recover from surgery at a hospital in La Jolla, California, near San Diego. His family was at his bedside.

The Indian icon was among seven artists, including Carole King and the Temptations, named as Lifetime Achievement Award honorees ahead of Sunday's Grammys show.