Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma’s demise has left an enormous void on this planet of music. The 84-year-old died of a coronary heart assault on Could 10 and was.
Tributes poured in from the world over, however one picture which has captured the eye of web customers is tabla maestro Zakir Hussain being the pallbearer, carrying the physique of his pal.
One other picture gaining traction on social media exhibits the tabla maestro standing alone close to Pandit Sharma’s funeral pyre. His closing goodbye has been termed a “poignant” second by the Twitterati.
Zakir Hussain and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma collaborated for varied stage exhibits throughout the nation. There are movies from many concert events, of the 2 maestros teaming as much as mesmerise the viewers.
Whereas Pandit Sharma was credited with elevating Santoor from the confines of Jammu and Kashmir to the world stage, Ustad Zakir Hussain is likely one of the biggest tabla gamers on this planet.
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988 and the Padma Bhushan in 2002.
Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, lyricist Javed Akhtar, music composer duo Jatin-Lalit and singer Ila Arun additionally paid their final respects to Pandit Sharma forward of his cremation.
Pandit Sharma obtained the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1986, adopted by the Padma Shri in 1991, and the Padma Vibhushan in 2001.
The pioneer of Santoor had reportedly been affected by kidney illnesses for six months and suffered a cardiac arrest.
Additionally recognized for his jugalbandi with Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, and collectively often called the Shiv-Hari music duo, he additionally composed music for a number of Hindi movies together with ‘Silsila‘, ‘Lamhe‘ and ‘Chandni‘ together with the flute legend.
Pandit Sharma was accorded a state funeral, by an order of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. His funeral was held at Vile Parle’s Pawan Hans Crematorium in Mumbai.