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Famous Music composer Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away, PM Modi expresses grief

The renowned music composer Pandit Shivkumar Sharma expired on May 10. The Indian music industry mourns this loss, one of a kind and creative composer, he will always be named one of the most honorary icons of the music world. Often known as the ‘Sultan of Strings’, he was the Indian music elite who made India proud on a global level. According to sources, Pandit Ji spent the last one and a half years at home during the complete lockdown and Covid-19 wave. He was reportedly suffering from kidney disease for the last six months, he was under health surveillance due to his old age and died due to a cardiac arrest. 


Shivkumar Sharma and Hari Prasad Chaurasiya were the famous duos that composed the iconic song ‘Mere haanthon me nau nau chudiyan’ from Sridevi’s movie ‘Chandani’ in 1989 that hit the screens and made them a global sensation. The Prime Minister of India expressed his sadness by saying, “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”. 


Among the political leaders, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee also carved some words in the honor of Pandit Ji, “Sad to know about the demise of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, eminent Santoor player and internationally celebrated Indian Music Composer. His departure impoverishes our cultural world. My deepest condolences,” she tweeted. The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath also conveyed his sorrow by sharing some words for the late music composer by saying that he was a calm and gallant person full of positivity and that he was blessed with Goddess Saraswati’s gift of classical music and vocals. For his work in music, the Indian government even presented him with a Padma Bhushan Award to celebrate his grand talent. 


A star is lost from this world when Pandit Ji left us, he will surely be missed by the music giants. The Prime Minister of India alongside the grieve-stricken citizens sent out his condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and prayed to God for his soul to rest in peace. The most gloomy part is that Shivkumar Sharma also had an event on the 15th of May and there were a lot of fans who booked his show to catch a glimpse of the famous artist, the performance had the partnership of Shivkumar Sharma and Hari Prasad Chaurasiya but unfortunately, he could never perform it. Among the actors and producers, Durga Jasraj wept with words remembering the talented artist. The other names include Bapuji Pandit Jasraj and famous poet Alok Srivastav also exhibited sadness.

By TIS Staffer
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