Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma has passed away due to cardiac arrest at the age of 84 in Mumbai. He had been suffering from kidney-related issues for the last six months and was on dialysis. He composed music with flute legend Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia for films such as Silsila, Lamhe and Chandni among others.
He took to Twitter and penned, “Our cultural world is poorer with the demise of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma Ji. He popularised the Santoor at a global level. His music will continue to enthral the coming generations. I fondly remember my interactions with him. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”