Last Rites Of Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma Take Place With Full State Honours - watsupptoday.com
Last Rites Of Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma Take Place With Full State Honours
Posted 11 May 2022 05:35 PM

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Santoor maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma bid adieu to his worldly life on May 10. The legendary santoor player was 84 years old when he succumbed to a cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hospital, and breathed his last. Panditji's death comes as a huge loss for the music industry, which achieved great heights with his eclectic santoor playing and helped Indian classical music achieve worldwide recognition. The last rites of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma took place on Wednesday. Popular celebrities include Amitabh Bachchan accompanied by their wife Jaya Bachchan, veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar with their wife and actress Shabana Azmi, music-composer duo Jatin Pandit, and Lalit Pandit and singer Roop Kumar Rathod, among several others, paid last respects to the santoor maestro at the funeral ceremony. The santoor maestro's last rites took place with full state honors with his corpse being wrapped in the Indian tricolor followed by a 21 gun salute.

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