shivakumar sharma

Some Facts About Maestro

He was born on January 13, 1938, in the Indian city of Jammu.
Uma Dutt Sharma, his father, was a singer.
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma began learning to sing when he was five years old and the santoor when he was thirteen.

#1 Fact

He was born on January 13, 1938, in the Indian city of Jammu.
Uma Dutt Sharma, his father, was a singer.
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma began learning to sing when he was five years old and the santoor when he was thirteen.

#2 Fact

His music was heard in many Hindi films.
It was done with Hariprasad Chaurasia.

The Shiv-Hari music duo became famous.
Among the films were Faasle, Chandni, and Darr.

#3 Fact

From 1955 to 1965, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma modified the santoor to improve its performance.
As a result, the range was extended to three octaves.
He also changed the note arrangement.

#4 Fact

Autobiography by Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, 2002.
Journey with a Hundred Strings: My Musical Life
He also teaches the santoor to students from Australia, Japan, Germany, and the USA.
Sharma, a generous person, does not charge tuition.

#5 Fact

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma has won many prizes.
His platinum albums include Call of the Valley, Silsila, and Chandni.
He also has a gold disc for Faasle music. 

#6 Fact

Sharma has two sons from Manorama.
His son Rahul, a santoor player since 1996, began learning at the age of 13.
On one occasion, Shivkumar said he chose Rahul as his shishya because he had "God's gift". 

#7 Fact

Shiv Kumar was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2001. 

#8 Fact

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