In London this weekend, I just happened to pick up a 'Chinmoy Family' (the name of the old Sri Chinmoy Centre newsletter) from 1973. There was a small note about Sri Chinmoy's first meeting with Ravi Shankar in Queens, New York, 1973. There was a wonderful photo, I hadn't seen before, with both men smiling broadly - clearly enjoying being in each others' company.
The short note from Chinmoy Family, 1973, stated: 'Most of the conversation between the two men was in their native Bengali, although their animation and immediate rapport needed no translation.'
Also, on Radio Sri Chinmoy, you might catch a special streaming edition of music dedicated to the music of Ravi Shankar.
If you click below, you can open up in iTunes:
You could also try pasting this URL into your favourite music player:
Thanks to Michael for offering this streaming radio service.
A few years ago, I was fortunate and privileged to see one live concert of Ravi Shankar's music. It was a wonderfully uplifting night of soulful music.
I also deeply admired how Ravi Shankar remained dedicated to his music and self-offering for so many years.