|Ananda Shankar, musiscian was born on December 11th 1942 in Almora, Uttar Pradesh. He is the son of Amala and Uday Shankar, who were popular dancers; and newphew of Pandilt Ravi Shanjkar. Ananda Shankar is a musician known for blending western and eastern styles of music. Ananda Shankar originally gained the knowledge of Indian classical music, and was later on exposed to the western trends, which inspired him to compose the vibrant fusion music. His compositions can be heard in airlines, films, plays, and even television.