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A 1967 picture of Pt Ravi Shankar (right) with Beatles member George Harrison. Photo: AP

Celebrities mourned Pt. Ravi Shankar's passing on Twitter on Wednesday. Here are some of the best tweets...

Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)
Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar was the legendary musician who gave new identity to Indian classical music. May his soul rest in peace.

Kailash Kher (@Kailashkher)
Those who live life as inspirational as pt Ravi Shankar lived, they are rare,when "Unique Soul" leaves this world, prayers And prayers

Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep)
The sitar just went silent. Pandit Ravi Shankar is no more.

Vishal Dadlani (@V1SH4L)
The world's best-known exponent of Indian music, he influenced the Beatles, and hence everything since! RIP Pt. Ravi Shankar.

Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher)
Pt. Ravi Shankar’s Sitar played for our souls. His music helped us sooth our nerves. His smile was like his music- DIVINE. RIP.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSriSpeaks)
Pandit Ravi Shankar was a legend in music and he took classical music to new heights.

Raghu Dixit (@Raghu_Dixit)
Shanti Mantra continues to be my score when I need calm and peace inside me. May the soul of great Pt.Ravishankarji rest in peace.

Dr Manmohan Singh (@PMOIndia)
Prime Minister condoles the passing away of Pandit Ravishankar - A national treasure and global ambassador of India's cultural heritage.

Karan Johar (@kjohar25)
RIP #Ravishankar....the man who made classical...eternal....

Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt)
Pandit Ravi Shanker a national treasure has "left us forever". But his music will resonate in the consciousness of the world forever!!

Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair)
Ravi Shankar, sitar virtuoso who brought Indian music to West, mentored Beatles, dies at 92

Derek O'Brien (@quizderek)
The Music just died...Pandit Ravi Shankar

Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry)
So fortunate to hv met & heard him perform live a few times.His awesm contribution to music will live on 4ever. RIP Pt. Ravi Shankar #Legend

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