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Santoor maestro Shivkumar Sharma passes away

Santoor maestro Shivkumar Sharma passes away

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Together with celebrated flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, he additionally composed music for a lot of Hindi movies

Together with celebrated flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, he additionally composed music for a lot of Hindi movies

Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, veteran santoor maestro, handed away in Mumbai as a result of cardiac arrest. He was 84. Hailing from Jammu, Pt. Shivkumar, put the multiple-string santoor at the centre stage. He tailored the instrument to play Hindustani music and have become its foremost exponent. He was additionally affected by renal illnesses.

Together with celebrated flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, he additionally composed music for a lot of Hindi movies. His son and disciple Rahul, a santoor artiste, has been taking his father’s legacy ahead.

Sharma, considered one of India’s most well-known classical musicians, was as a result of carry out in Bhopal subsequent week. “He had a extreme coronary heart assault at round 9 a.m. He was energetic and was to carry out in Bhopal subsequent week. He was on common dialysis however was nonetheless was energetic,” the household supply informed PTI.

A Padma Vibhushan recipient, Sharma was born in Jammu in 1938 and is believed to be the primary musician to have performed Indian classical music on the santoor, a folks instrument from Jammu and Kashmir. As one half of musician duo Shiv-Hari, he composed music with flute legend Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia for an array of movies corresponding to “Silsila”, “Lamhe” and “Chandni”.

“The passing away of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharmaji marks the tip of an period. He was the pioneer of santoor and his contribution is unparalleled. For me, it’s a private loss and I’ll miss him no finish. Could his soul relaxation in peace. His music lives on without end! Om Shanti,” sarod participant Amjad Ali Khan tweeted.

( With inputs from PTI)

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