Santoor Maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma Is No More

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Santoor Maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma Is No More
Santoor Maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma Is No More

Mumbai/Bhubaneswar: May 10: Noted santoor maestro and music composer, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, passed away after a cardiac arrest at the age of 84 in Mumbai on Tuesday, May 10.

Santoor maestro was born in Jammu and with his musical talent, he became world-famous. He had also composed songs with the flute legend Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, for films such as ‘Silsila’, ‘Lamhe’, ‘Chandni’ and ‘Darr’.

Family sources said, he was suffering from kidney-related ailments for the last six months and was on dialysis.
He is survived by his wife Manorama and two sons, one of whom, Rahul Sharma, is also an accomplished santoor player.

Pandit Jee’s father Umadutt Sharma, was a classical singer and was hoping that his Son to follow in his footsteps. But, Shivkumar started to love santoor at the age of 13 and became a maestro of that little-known instrument.

 

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