Losing out on a Grammy Award wasn't a bad thing Sunday night for Anoushka Shankar, who then accepted the Best World Music Album award for her late father Ravi Shankar in the same category she had been nominated in.
“It’s OK to lose to your father,” she said in accepting the award at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, reported AFP.
The elder Shankar, who died in December and was a close friend of Beatle George Harrison, won the award for “The Living Room Sessions Part 1.” The album was released last April just before his 92nd birthday. The recordings, released on his East Meets West Music label, were made in October, 2011, at his home in Encinitas, CA., with his tabla accompaniest Tammoy Bose. He was a previous three-time Grammy Award winner.
The younger Shankar was nominated in the category for her “Traveller” album released by Deutsche Grammophon.
Ravi Shankar was also one of several names, including Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King and Patti Page, who were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at this year's event.
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