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India’s legendary music composer Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away

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India’s world-famous musician and santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passed away on Tuesday. He was 84 years old.

The legendary Santoor player was born in Jammu. When it comes to his early life and career, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma began learning santoor when he was only thirteen.

His first public performance was in Mumbai in 1955. Pandit Shivkumar Sharma has also been credited with popularising the santoor.

Moreover, it was Pandit Shivkumar who had composed the background music for one of the scenes in Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje.

Shivkumar Sharma passes away

It was only after four years that Sharma recorded his first solo album. Shivkumar Sharma had also collaborated with flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia and guitarist Brij Bhushan Kabra in 1967. Their concept album is famous worldwide ‘Call of the Valley.’

Pandit Sharma is credited for composing several Hindi films including Silsila, Chandni as well as Darr.

Pandit Shivkumar had also received the prestigious Padma Shri in 1991. In 2001, he received the Padma Vibhushan

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Multi-media Journalist based in India with an experience of 7 years in the industry, Hina Fatima Khan works as a Senior Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. Her areas of interest are Politics, Business, History and World Affairs. She is also a Space enthusiast and enjoys scrabble in the Newspapers. She has done Masters in Convergent Journalism from Mass communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia University.
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