Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma can be accorded a state funeral, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s workplace mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday as he and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari led different leaders in condoling the dying of the Santoor maestro. The Santoor virtuoso died right here on Tuesday following a coronary heart assault. He was 84. “Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma can be cremated with state honours. The chief minister has given the order on this regard,” the CMO mentioned in an announcement.
CM Thackeray mentioned Pt Sharma launched santoor to the world. He mesmerised folks not solely in India but additionally the world over together with his music.
“Santoor reached the place Indian music reached. That is the contribution of Pt Sharma’s steady sadhana (disciplined and devoted observe)…the Indian music subject can always remember Pt Sharma’s contribution,” the assertion quoted Thackeray as saying.
The chief minister described Pt Sharma because the “pleasure” of the Indian music subject. Koshyari too expressed ache and shock over Pt Sharma’s dying.
In his condolence message, the governor mentioned, “the information of the demise of Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma is surprising. Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma was instrumental in taking Santoor and Indian classical music to the worldwide stage.” The governor described the Santoor maestro as “a terrific artist, guru, researcher, thinker and above all a kind-hearted human being”.
“Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma mentored many disciples and enriched the world of music together with his multifarious contributions,” Koshyari mentioned.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar mentioned that he was “deeply saddened” by Pt Sharma’s dying. “The Padma Vibhushan awardee will all the time be remembered for his distinguished contributions within the subject of music. My heartfelt condolences to his household and admirers. RIP,” Pawar tweeted.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar additionally paid tributes to Pt Sharma amongst others.