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Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away

Updated On May 10, 2022 07:00 PM IST

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, famous santoor player and music composer passed away on Tuesday morning due to a cardiac arrest. He was 84. Apart from his classical music repertoire, he was also behind the timeless music of films such as Chandni, Darr and Lamhe. 

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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma in New Delhi in 2006. Born in Jammu on January 13, 1938, he is believed to be the first musician to have played Indian classical music on the santoor.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma in New Delhi in 2006. Born in Jammu on January 13, 1938, he is believed to be the first musician to have played Indian classical music on the santoor.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)

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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma with legendary flautist Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia on June 05, 2002. He met Chaurasia for the first time at a youth festival held in Delhi in 1956. The duo Shiv-Hari together gave the music for an array of films by Yash Chopra such as Silsila, Lamhe and Chandni.(HT Archive) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma with legendary flautist Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia on June 05, 2002. He met Chaurasia for the first time at a youth festival held in Delhi in 1956. The duo Shiv-Hari together gave the music for an array of films by Yash Chopra such as Silsila, Lamhe and Chandni.(HT Archive)

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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and Ustad Zakir Hussain perform during a classical music recital in New Delhi in 2006. In 2013, Sharma completed 50 years of performing with tabla player Ustad Zakir Hussain-- another famous duo known for their improvisations and on-stage spontaneity.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and Ustad Zakir Hussain perform during a classical music recital in New Delhi in 2006. In 2013, Sharma completed 50 years of performing with tabla player Ustad Zakir Hussain-- another famous duo known for their improvisations and on-stage spontaneity.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)

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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma in Mumbai in 2007. He received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1986 and the Padma Shri in 1991. He was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, nation’s second-highest civilian award in 2001.(Prodip Guha/HT Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma in Mumbai in 2007. He received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1986 and the Padma Shri in 1991. He was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, nation’s second-highest civilian award in 2001.(Prodip Guha/HT Photo)

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Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma in Mumbai on November 11, 2016. (Aalok Soni/HT Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma in Mumbai on November 11, 2016. (Aalok Soni/HT Photo)

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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma’ with his son Rahul Sharma, also a famous santoor player.( HT Archive) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma’ with his son Rahul Sharma, also a famous santoor player.( HT Archive)

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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma during an interactive session at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai on February 7, 2006.(Santosh Harhare/HT Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma during an interactive session at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai on February 7, 2006.(Santosh Harhare/HT Photo)

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