NEW DELHI, INDIA (CBS) -- Ravi Shankar, 92, a three-time Grammy winner with legendary appearances at the 1967 Monterey Pop festival and Woodstock, was admitted to hospital last week after he complained of breathlessness.
Shankar had been in fragile health for several years and last Thursday underwent surgery, his family said in a statement.
The surgery was successful but he was unable to recover.
He had also been nominated for the 2013 Grammys for his album "The Living Room Sessions Part 1" and was pitted against his daughter Anoushka in the same category.
He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor, in 1999.
Shankar had introduced sitar to the Western world through his collaborations with The Beatles.
He lived in both India and the United States. He is also survived by his daughter, Grammy-winning singer Norah Jones, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Shankar performed his last concert with his daughter Anoushka Shankar on November 04 in Long Beach, California, the statement said. The night before he underwent surgery, he was nominated for a Grammy for his latest album "The Living Room Sessions, Part 1."
Shankar is credited with popularizing Indian music through his work with violinist Yehudi Menuhin and The Beatles in the late 1960s.