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RIP Pandit Shivkumar Sharma: Hema Malini To Adnan Sami, Celebs Mourn The Loss Of Santoor Maestro

RIP Pandit Shivkumar Sharma: Hema Malini To Adnan Sami, Celebs Mourn The Loss Of Santoor Maestro
RIP Pandit Shivkumar Sharma: Hema Malini To Adnan Sami, Celebs Mourn The Loss Of Santoor Maestro ( Photo Credit – Instagram ; IMDb ; Wikimedia )

Bollywood personalities, past and present, from actress-turned-MP Hema Malini, Yami Gautam, Shekhar Kapur, Shreya Ghoshal and Adnan Sami have mourned the passing of santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, who succumbed to a cardiac arrest at the age of 84 here on May 10.

Hema Malini tweeted a picture with Shivkumar Sharma, whom she tagged as a “gentleman to the core”.

Yesteryear’s star actress tweeted: “One more legend, Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma, Santoor maestro, passes away. A gentleman to the core, he will be missed by many associated with him as also his admirers all over the world. I have had the good opportunity to interact with him on many occasions. My heart goes out to his family.”

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Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur said that the “beautiful sounds” from Shivkumar Sharma’s santoor will always be in his heart.

“Amazing musician and composer … a man that always was kind and forever smiling … the beautiful sounds from his #Santoor will forever be present in our hearts … condolences to Rahul and all the family #ShivkumarSharma,” Kapur wrote.

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Deeply saddened by his demise, acclaimed singer Shreya Ghoshal shared her condolences with the maestro’s family. “Very sad to know that the great Padma Vibhushan Pandit #ShivkumarSharma ji has left us for his heavenly abode. It is the end of an era. My deepest condolences to his family.”

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Singer Adnan Sami said he was “devastated by the sad news of my Guru Pandit #ShivkumarSharma ji’s demise.” He added: “I owe my Indian Classical Music education to him & he was an inspiration to me. He was not just the ‘Father of the Santoor’ but was also one of the greatest musicians of our times. RIP Shiv ji.”

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Actress Yami Gautam shared that Shivkumar Sharma shall always remain one of the “true maestros and gems of India.”

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Amplifying the sentiment, singer Sona Mohapatra tweeted: “Santoor Maestro. Grace personified. Classical Music legend. Shiv of ‘Shiv-Hari’ who created beautiful film music. Collaborator & kickstarter of the global desi fusion scene with masters like Pt Ravi Shankar & Ustad Zakir Hussain. PadmaVibhushan Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Om Shanti.”

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Actress-politician Urmila Mantodkar expressed the thoughts of the hundreds and thousands of Shivji’s fans when she tweeted: “Music drenched in Divinity RIP Maestro Grateful for your music. Pandit #ShivkumarSharma ji #santoor.”

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