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Santoor Maestro Pt Shivkumar Sharma Died at 84

Renowned famous Veteran santoor player and music composer Pt Shivkumar Sharma died in Mumbai this morning following a heart attack, family sources said. He was 84.

Pt Shivkumar Sharma, one of India’s most well known classical musicians, was to perform in Bhopal next week. He was also suffering from renal ailments.

“He had a severe heart attack at around 9 am… He was active and was to perform in Bhopal next week. He was on regular dialysis but was still was active,” the family source told media.

A Padma Vibhushan recipient, Shivkumar Sharma was born in Jammu in 1938 and is believed to be the first musician to have played Indian classical music on the santoor, a folk instrument from Jammu and Kashmir.

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