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Ravi Shankar's Grammy For Lifetime Achievement Accepted By Norah Jones

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Norah Jones accepted the Lifetime Achievement Grammy for her father, Ravi Shankar.
Norah Jones accepted the Lifetime Achievement Grammy for her father, Ravi Shankar.

Norah Jones accepted a Grammy award at the 55th annual Grammys on Sunday evening, but it was not in her name.

Jones attended the pre-Grammy ceremony to accept a Lifetime Achievement Grammy for her late father, Ravi Shankar. Shankar was a famed sitar player who is credited with influencing the Beatles.

"I was very excited to hear about the lifetime achievement award a week before my dad passed away, one day before he went into surgery," Jones said in an email to the AP. "He knew about it and was very happy, and also that he and my sister, Anoushka, were both nominated in the same category for a Grammy (this year) was a special thing as well. We all miss him and are very proud of him. I will forever be discovering and re-discovering his music from all walks of his long and amazing life."

When accepting the award, Jones said of her father, "We really miss him. He lived and breathed music. He was tapping out rhythms on the breakfast table and making me do five over seven."

The Lifetime Achievement Grammy was also awarded to Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page, and The Temptations.

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