Ravi Shankar was one of the best-known 20th century exponents of the sitar.
Designed by artist Kevin Laughlin, the doodle has the letters GOOGLE in the form of a creeping plant with a sitar standing upright towards the right.
Ravi Shankar was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, in 1999. He died on December 11, 2012. (IANS)