Legendary santoor participant Pandit Shivkumar Sharma handed away in Mumbai attributable to cardiac arrest. He was 84. He was affected by renal illnesses. for the final six months. The veteran musician, certainly one of India’s most well-known classical musicians, was attributable to carry out in Bhopal subsequent week.
“He had a extreme coronary heart assault at round 9 am. 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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of life of the legend and siad, “Our cultural world is poorer with the demise of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma Ji. He popularised the Santoor at a world degree. His music will proceed to enthral the approaching generations. I fondly keep in mind my interactions with him. Condolences to his household and admirers. Om Shanti.”
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 people 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 similar to “Silsila”, “Lamhe” and “Chandni”.
His soncan also be a santoor participant.
India TV’s Chairman and Editor-in-chiefexpressed his grief over the sudden demise and stated that the music world has suffered a fantastic loss as a result of loss of life of the nice musician. He additional stated that Santoor participant Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was the epitome of sweetness in each nature and music. He’ll at all times stay in our reminiscences.
“The passing away of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharmaji marks the top 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 eternally! Om Shanti,” sarod participant Amjad Ali Khan tweeted.
(With PTI inputs)