Along with celebrated flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, he also composed music for many Hindi films

Along with celebrated flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, he also composed music for many Hindi films

Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, the santoor maestro, passed away in Mumbai due to cardiac arrest. He was 84. Hailing from Jammu, Pt. Shivkumar, put the multiple-string santoor at the centre stage. He adapted the instrument to play Hindustani music and became its foremost exponent.

Along with celebrated flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, he also composed music for many Hindi films. His son and disciple Rahul, a santoor artiste, has been taking his father’s legacy forward.

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