Shivkumar Sharma


May 23, 2022

Shivkumar Sharma (Jammu, January 13, 1938 - Bombay, May 10, 2022)[1] was an interpreter of Hindustani classical music, and master of the santur.[2]


He is credited with making the santur a popular instrument in Indian classical music. Sharma recorded his first solo album in 1960. In 1967, he met flutist Hariprasad Chaurasia and Brij Bhushan Kabra to produce the concept album Call of the Valley, which became one of the greatest hits in Indian classical music. He has composed music for several Hindi films in collaboration with Chaurasia, starting with Silsila in 1980. Some successful films for which they have composed music are: Faasle (1985), Chandni (1989), Lamhe (1991) and Darr (1993). . He received various awards, including Honorary Citizen of the City of Baltimore (1985), Sangeet Natak Scholar Award (1986), Padma Shri (1991), and Padma Vibhushan (2001).


Call of the Valley, with Brij Bhushan Kabra and Hariprasad Chaurasia (1967) The Glory Of Strings - Santoor (1991), T-Series Raga Bhopali vol I (1993) Raga Kedari vol II (1993) Hundred Strings of Santoor (1994) Hypnotic Santoor (1994) The Pioneer of Santoor (1994) Raag Bilaskhani Todi (1994) Santoor (Raag Rageshri) (1998) Sampradaya (1999) Vibrant Music for Reiki (2003) Sympatico (Charukeshi - Santoor)(2004) The Inner Path (Kirvani-Santoor) (2004)


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