- Category : 1926-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (22,33,35)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 2
Indian singer and a noted Hindustani classical vocalist of the Patiala Gharana, known for her performances of khyal, thumri, and bhajan. She was the sister-in-law of sitar player Ravi Shankar and the mother-in-law of violinist L. Subramaniam (her daughter Vijayashree 'Viji' Shankar Subramaniam being his first wife). Lakshmi Shankar died on 30 December 2013 at age 87 in Simi Valley, California, USA.