Santoor participant Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, one in every of India’s most celebrated classical musicians, died of a coronary heart assault on Tuesday at his Pali Hill residence. His age was 83 years. He was cremated at Pawan Hans crematorium with full state honors within the presence of household and shut buddies on Wednesday. After the guard of honour, his physique was stored for the final glimpse of the individuals. The place Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan paid tribute to him. Aside from this, Shabana Azmi, lyricist Javed Akhtar, singer Ila Arun and lots of others paid their final respects.
Flute participant Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, who was closest to him, was additionally current on the funeral of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma had an necessary contribution in Indian cinema as properly. He additionally composed music for movies like “Silsila”, “Lamhe”, “Chandni” and “Dar”. Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was recognized for his jugalbandi with the flute participant Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. The duo had additionally produced a traditional album titled Shiv-Hari.
Tabla participant Zakir Hussain shouldered the physique of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma over the last rites. Zakir Hussain and Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma had a fantastic affiliation with one another. Whereas Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma used to play the tunes with the santoor, Zakir Hussain used to accompanies him on the tabla.
Over the past rites of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, his son Rahul, Rohit, spouse Manorama tabla participant Zakir Hussain and buddies and shut individuals had been current. The final rites of the musician had been carried out by his sons.
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma was instrumental in taking Hindustani classical music to new heights. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1986, the Padma Shri in 1991 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2001. He’s credited with taking the folks instrument of Jammu and Kashmir Santoor on the worldwide stage.