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Indian music composer Pandit Shivkumar Sharma is no more

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Published: 14:07, 10 May 2022  
Indian music composer Pandit Shivkumar Sharma is no more

Indian music composer and santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma has passed away in Mumbai at the age of 84. He had been suffering from kidney-related issues for the last six months and was on dialysis. He passed away due to cardiac arrest.

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma composed the background music for one of the scenes in Shantaram's film "Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje" in 1956. He recorded his first solo album in 1960.

He was one half of the duo Shiv- Hari and composed music with flute legend Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia for films such as "Silsila", "Lamhe", "Faasle", "Darr" and "Chandni" among others.

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was the recipient of national and international awards, including an honorary citizenship of the city of Baltimore, USA, in 1985, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1986, the Padma Shri in 1991, and the Padma Vibhushan in 2001. The Daily Star

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