Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar public memorial service Thursday in San Diego County

Renown Indian Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi

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Renown Indian Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar plays during the "Premaanjali Festival 2012" a musical concert held at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore on February 7, 2012.

World-famous musician Ravi Shankar will be remembered Thursday at a public memorial service in San Diego County.

City News Service said the service will begin at 10 a.m. at the Self-Realization Fellowship in Encinitas and will include tributes and prayers.

Shankar, a master of the Indian sitar who collaborated with and influenced George Harrison, John Coltrane and other Western music icons, lived in Encinitas for two decades. He died in San Diego last week at the age of 92.

Shankar was the father of singer Norah Jones and Grammy-nominated sitarist Anoushka Shankar.

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