On 4 November 2012, at the age of 92, with oxygen tubes assisting his breathing, Pandit Ravi Shankar, a world-renowned sitarist and five-time Grammy award winner, took to the stage in Long Beach, California. Accompanied by his daughter, Anushka, and tabla player Tanmoy Bose, Pandit Shankar knew that this would be his final performance. Despite his poor health over the last few years, he was determined to give his all.
As he began to play, the audience was mesmerized. His fingers danced across the sitar strings, and the music filled the air with a haunting beauty. Despite the tubes up his nose and a team of doctors standing by, Pandit Shankar played flawlessly, not missing a single sur, even at the age of 92. He poured his heart and soul into the music, leaving the audience in awe.
When he finished playing, the audience erupted into applause. Pandit Shankar stood up and took a bow, smiling, but with tears in his eyes. He knew that this was the end of an era.
Five weeks later, on 9 December 2012, Shankar was admitted to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, San Diego, California after complaining of breathing difficulties. He died on 11 December 2012 at around 16:30 PST after undergoing heart valve replacement surgery.
Pandit Ravi Shankar was a musical genius and a kind and compassionate person. He dedicated his life to sharing his music with the world, inspiring millions of people with his talent and passion. His last performance in Long Beach, California, was a testament to his strength, courage, and love of music. It was a truly heart-touching, emotional, and inspirational moment that left a lasting impact on all who were present.
Believe in Something
Even though he had already achieved great success, I think Pandit Ravi Shankar still wanted to finish his career on a high note. He wanted to leave the world with a lasting impression. And he did just that.
His last performance was a testament to his strength, courage, and love of music. It is also a reminder that we need to believe in something. It can be anything that gives us purpose and meaning in life. When we have something to believe in, it helps us to stay motivated and inspired. It also gives us the strength to overcome challenges.
When we have something to believe in, it gives us a sense of purpose and meaning in life. It helps us to stay motivated and focused on our goals. It also gives us the strength to overcome challenges.
For example, if you believe in helping others, you may be more likely to volunteer your time or donate to charity. This can give you a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction.
If you believe in making a difference in the world, you may be more likely to pursue a career that allows you to do so. This can give you a sense of purpose and meaning.
Even if you believe in something as simple as the power of love or the beauty of nature, it can still give you inspiration and hope.
When we have something to believe in, it helps us to stay positive and focused on the good things in life. It also gives us the strength to persevere through difficult times.
Ultimately, believing in something can help us to live happier and more fulfilling lives. It can also help us to make a difference in the world.
Steve Jobs once said, “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important single thing that has helped me make the big decisions in life.“
Pandit Ravi Shankar’s last performance is a reminder that life is precious and we should cherish every moment to live a full and meaningful life, even in the face of death. It also shows that we should never give up on our dreams, even when faced with adversity. It is an inspiration to us all.
If Pandit Ravi Shankar, at the age of 92 and breathing through oxygen tubes, can find the courage to perform his last concert even though he knows he is dying, then we can find the courage to pursue our own dreams, no matter what obstacles we face.
So go out there and chase your dreams! Live your life to the fullest and never give up on what you believe in.
- Believe in yourself. Even when no one else believes in you, you must believe in yourself. You have the potential to achieve anything you set your mind to.
- Believe in your dreams. Don’t let anyone tell you that your dreams are too big or too impossible. If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
- Believe in the power of hard work. There is no substitute for hard work. If you are willing to put in the effort, you can achieve anything you want.
- Believe in the power of positivity. A positive attitude can make all the difference in your life. It will help you to stay motivated and focused on your goals.
- Believe in the power of kindness. Be kind to yourself and to others. Kindness will make the world a better place, and it will also make you a happier person.
At this point I want to ask you one simple question:
What is your “something“?
If you have not found it yet, keep looking. Never settle.
I am writing to you today to tell you one thing –
Having something to believe in is essential for living a happy and fulfilling life. It gives us a sense of purpose and meaning. It helps us to stay motivated and focused on our goals. And it gives us the strength to overcome challenges.
When we believe in something, it gives us hope. It gives us something to look forward to, even when things are tough. It gives us the strength to keep going, even when we feel like giving up.
I know that you’ve been through a lot lately. But I want you to know that I believe in you ❤️. I believe in your strength, your courage, and your resilience. I believe that you can overcome anything that life throws your way.
So please, don’t give up. Keep believing in yourself and in what you’re fighting for. And remember, you’re not alone. I’m here for you, and I’ll always believe in you.
With love ❤️