Ravi Shankar to receive posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at The Grammys

Carole King, Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Patti Page, The Temptations are also receiving the award

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The late Ravi Shankar is set to receive a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at next year's Grammys ceremony.

Shankar died yesterday (December 11) in San Diego, California, near his home.

The Record Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said that the three-time Grammy winner had been told before his death that he was to receive the award. Portnow said:

"Just last week, I had the honour to inform him that he would receive a 2013 Lifetime Achievement this February. He was deeply touched and so pleased, that he extended a gracious and personal invitation to visit with him at his home. We have lost an innovative and exceptional talent and a true ambassador of international music. Our thoughts and sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and all of those around the world who were inspired by his music and compassionate philanthropy."

Other recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 are singer-songwriter Carole King, the late pianist Glenn Gould, jazz musician Charlie Haden, the late blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins, singer Patti Page and Motown group the Temptations.

With six nominations apiece, Mumford and Sons, Jay-Z and Kanye West are among the frontrunners for next year's Grammy Awards.

Frank Ocean and Fun. will also compete in six categories, as will Dan Auerbach, who picks up five nominations with The Black Keys as well as a solo nod for Producer of the Year.

In the prestigious Album of the Year category, Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' will compete against Ocean's 'channel ORANGE', Fun.'s 'Some Nights', The Black Keys' 'El Camino' and Jack White's 'Blunderbuss'. Ocean and Fun. will also square up for the Best New Artist trophy, where they face competition from Alabama Shakes.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held at LA's Staples Center on February 10, 2013. See Grammy.com for a full list of nominations.

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