The sitar master, who died last December at the age of 92, won the World Music album award last year for the first part of the album ‘The Living Room Sessions Part 1’, besides being given the lifetime achievement honor, which was received by his daughters Anushka Shankar and Norah Jones. The album consists of three tracks Raga Mishra Kafi, Raga Sindhi Bhairavi and Raga Bhairavi. Others nominees of the World Music Album category are Gipsy Kings’ for ‘Savor Flamenco’, Femi Kuti for ‘No Place For My Dream’ and Ladysmith Black Mambazo for ‘Live: Singing For Peace Around The World’.
Ang Lee’s India-based story ‘Life Of Pi’ has also received a Grammy nod for music composer Mychael Danna. The album features a song by Indian Carnatic singer Bombay Jayashri titled ‘Pi’s Lullaby’, which was also nominated at this year’s Oscar.