Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain has paid a heartwarming tribute to santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Taking to Twitter, Bollywoodirect shared an image collage during which Zakir was seen as one of many pallbearers at Pandit Shivkumar’s funeral, carrying the physique of the late santoor maestro. In one other image, the tabla maestro is seen standing alone with folded arms close to the funeral pyre of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Reacting to the submit, a fan wrote, “Sure, That is my india.” (Additionally Learn | Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, santoor maestro and Chandni composer, passes away at 84)
The late santoor participant was cremated with full state honours within the presence of household and shut mates earlier this week. The 83-year-old musician died on Could 10 morning following a coronary heart assault at his Pali Hill residence. After a guard of honour in Juhu, the place his mortal stays have been stored for folks to pay their respects, his funeral was held at Vile Parle’s Pawan Hans Crematorium.
The musician’s household, together with spouse Manorama and sons Rahul and Rohit, his mates from the fraternity, together with long-time collaborator Hari Prasad Chaurasia and Zakir, have been current. His final rites have been carried out by his sons, adopted by a gun salute.
Celebrities like actors Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, lyricist Javed Akhtar, music composer duo Jatin-Lalit and singer Ila Arun, amongst others paid their final respects at his Abhijit Cooperative Housing Society residence.
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, considered one of India’s most well-known classical musicians, was credited for taking santoor, the folks instrument from Jammu and Kashmir, to the worldwide stage. He additionally straddled the world of Indian cinema as one half of the well-known Shiv-Hari composer duo together with flautist Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia. They composed music for movies like Silsila, Lamhe, Chandni and Darr. He obtained the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1986, adopted by the Padma Shri in 1991, and the Padma Vibhushan in 2001.
Amitabh wrote an emotional notice in reminiscence of Shivkumar Sharma on his weblog. “There may be the passing away of the Maestro , ShivKumar Sharma, who performed the santoor, a particular instrument, from the valleys of Kashmir .. who designed so many movie musics for me and plenty of others .. continued success after success , numbs you from the ache of ache .. as additionally the reverse .. Shivkumar ji , who performed the ‘santoor’ in its brilliance .. who put his coronary heart and soul into no matter he took up .. humble regardless of his unbelievable presence .. and the expertise of a genius. A tragic ending to the grasp of the string instrument .. he and Hari Prasad Chaurasia ji , the famend flutist have been a dua for movie music .. they got here as robust as they may .. performed recorded and left,” he wrote.