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Renowned Santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma merges into Panchtatva

Mumbai, May 11 (Agency)Eminent Santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was cremated with full state honors in the presence of family and friends on Wednesday. Sharma died of a heart attack on Tuesday at the age of 83 at his Pali Hill residence here. Sharma is credited with giving global recognition to the Santoor, a folk instrument of Jammu and Kashmir. His body was kept in Juhu by the public to pay homage. There he was given the ‘Guard of Honour’. After this, he was cremated at the Pawan Hans funeral site of Vile Parle. Sharma’s wife Manorama and their sons Rahul and Rohit, friends, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and tabla player Zakir Hussain were present on the occasion. The mortal remains of the late musician were lit by his sons followed by a gun salute. Earlier on Wednesday, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, lyricist Javed Akhtar, Jatin-Lalit and singer Ila Arun among others paid tributes to Sharma at the Abhijeet Cooperative Society.

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