Indian music composer and santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away in Mumbai. The 84-year-old had been struggling from kidney points for the previous six months, he was on dialysis. He passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest.

A household supply advised a main publication, “He had a extreme coronary heart assault at round 9 am… He was energetic and was to carry out in Bhopal the subsequent week. He was on common dialysis however was nonetheless energetic.”

Pandit Shiv Kumar, born in Jammu and Kashmir had introduced the santoor, a people instrument from Jammu and Kashmir to the centre stage. He can also be believed to be the primary musician to play Indian classical music on the santoor.

Mourning his dying, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Our cultural world is poorer with the demise of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma Ji. He popularised the Santoor at a world degree. His music will proceed to enthral the approaching generations. I fondly bear in mind my interactions with him. Condolences to his household and admirers. Om Shanti.

The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has additionally reached out to the household of Pandit Shiv Kumar with condolences. She tweeted, “Sad to know concerning the demise of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, eminent Santoor participant and internationally celebrated Indian music composer. His departure impoverishes our cultural world. My deepest condolences.”

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray has additionally introduced a state funeral for the maestro.