Classical musician Pandit Shivkumar Sharma has died at 84. He was behind the timeless music of movies equivalent to Chandni, Darr and Lamhe.

Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma, the well-known santoor participant and music composer, died in Mumbai on Tuesday morning. He suffered a coronary heart assault, household sources confirmed to PTI. He was 84.

“He had a extreme coronary heart assault at round 9 am… He was lively and was to carry out in Bhopal subsequent week. He was on common dialysis however was nonetheless lively,” the household supply instructed PTI. “The passing away of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharmaji marks the tip of a period. He was the pioneer of Santoor and his contribution is unparalleled. For me, it’s a private loss and I’ll miss him no finish. May his soul relaxation in peace. His music lives on endlessly! Om Shanti,” sarod participant Amjad Ali Khan tweeted.

Shiv Kumar Sharma was born in Jammu in 1938 and is believed to be the primary musician to have performed Indian classical music on the santoor. He was additionally honoured with the Padma Vibhushan.

He and legendary flautist Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia made up the duo Shiv-Hari and collectively, they gave the music for an array of movies by Yash Chopra equivalent to Silsila, Lamhe and Chandni.

His son (*84*) Sharma can also be a well-known santoor participant. Speaking about his father in an interview to HT in 2016, (*84*) had mentioned, “When dad was engaged on the music of Silsila (1981), they’d a sitting at Yashji’s (Chopra; late film-maker) home. We ((*84*) and his elder brother, Rohit) have been youngsters, and current there. As a baby rising within the late ’70s and ’80s, Amitabh Bachchan was a [household] favourite. When he walked in, he mentioned, ‘Arey yahaan to poori baccha get together yahoo par hai (The youngsters are having a enjoyable time right here).’ We saved wanting at him. He had come for a dialogue on ‘Rang barse’ (Bachchan sang the track in Silsila). We have been enamoured by him, and my dad was explaining the track to him. This is without doubt one of the many moments etched in my reminiscence.

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