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Ravi Shankar

a.k.a. Rabindra Shankar Chowdhury

a.k.a. Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury

fleshbirth 07-April-1920 * fleshdeath 11-Dec-2012 (age 92)

master sitarist, dancer

international ambassador of classical Indian music

close personal friend of


internationally acclaimed master sitarist, dancer, politician * 1920 - 2012 * Ravi Shankar * Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama



  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 81.

BPL commentary: For Arudra natives, the disposition of Rahu considerably affects the outcome.

"Corresponds with a healthy, robust body and nature.

  • the attitude and outlook of this individual is entirely physical.

  • Mental effort is foreign to him.

He depends entirely on his muscles and his body to meet the demands of existence.

Such being the case, laborers, professional athletes

  • and other persons whose occupations are wholly physical

  • may be found to have Arudra rising.

Since such people are invariably exploited

  • by those whose mental abilities are greater than theirs,

  • it is extremely unlikely that they will be wealthy or even well-to-do.

In fact, povertyis predominant among them."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline

Shani mahadasha * age birth-14

07-April-1920 fleshbirth * Shani-Budha * Budha atmakaraka lagnesha

Budha Mahadasha * age 14-31

lagnesha atmakaraka Budha-Kumbha * Budha in bhava-9

15-May-1941 (age 21) marriage-1 * Budha-Chandra period * Chandra rules navamsha-7 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kanya-Meena * contact navamsha Chandra-Kanya

30-March 1942 (age 21) child-1 Shubendra Shankar * Budha-Chandra period * Chandra rules 9th-from-Chandra

Ketu Mahadasha * age 31-38

Ketu in Bhava-11 * Ketu-Meza

1956 begins international touring * Ketu-Shani period * Shani dharmesha-9 world travel

Zukra Mahadasha * age 38-58

Surya yuti Zukra * Zukra in bhava-10 * Zukra-Meena * uttama * Malavya Yoga

30-March-1979 (age 58) = child-2 Norah (Geetali) Jones * Surya-Mangala period * Mangala rules Chandra

Surya Mahadasha * age 58-64

Surya yuti Zukra * Surya in bhava-10 * dig-bala

09-June-1981 (age 61) = child-3 Anoushka Shankar * Surya-Rahu period

Chandra Mahadasha * age 65-75

12-May-1986 until 11-May-1992 = member of Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Parliament of India * Chandra-Rahu period

1989 marriage-2 * Chandra-Shani period * Shani rules navamsha-1

1992 death of eldest child (b. 1942) * Chandra-Ketu period

Mangala Mahadasha * age 75-82


Rahu Mahadasha

Rahu in bhava-8 * Kuja-yuti-Rahu

11-Dec-2012 (age 92) fleshdeath * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra vyayesha-12 and Zukra rules 7th-from-Chandra

Distinctive features of the nativity

Raag Khamaj 1920-2012 sitarist Ravi Shankar

Surya in bhava-10 * Surya yuti Zukra

Zukra in bhava-10 * Zukra-Meena * uttama * Malavya Yoga

Rahu-Thula yuti Mangala-Thula in bhava-5 romance, performance arts

Rahu in bhava-5 yuti Mangala *accepts drishti of Shani, conferring Long Life

Shani-Simha+ Mangala-Thula

Guru in bhava-2 * Guru-Karkata * uttama

During vidyapathi-5 Chandra Mahadasha and dharmesha-9 Mangala Mahadasha, a politics-and-entertainment lifestyle that included Hollywood celebrities, members of the Rajya Sabha, and the Beatles.

Rahu remarkably strong in 3rd navamsha suggests treasuries of wealth from touring (3) songwriting (3) ensemble performance (3) and brotherly teamwork friendships (3)

My Sweet Lord 1943-2001 Beatle George Harrison , and Pt. Ravi Shankar in younger days Shankar_Ravi_georgeHarrison_1968.jpg
POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford, My Sweet Lord 1943-2001 Beatle George Harrison , and Raag Khamaj 1920-2012 sitarist Ravi Shankar together in Dec-1974 at a White House performance HarrisonGeorge_GFord_RShankar_Dec1974.jpg

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