Shivkumar Sharma Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More
Some Lesser Known Facts About Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
Does Shivkumar Sharma smoke?: No
Does Shivkumar Sharma drink alcohol?: No
He has started learning Tabla and Vocal music from his father when he was just five years old and had his initial training as a vocalist.
At the age of thirteen, his father did lots of research on the instrument called ‘Santoor’ and decided to make him the first musician to play Indian classical music on the santoor.
In 1955, he gave his first public performance in Mumbai.
He is so determined towards music that despite no institutional or government support, he has been teaching as per the Guru Shishya tradition, without charging any fees from his students, who come to him from all the corners of India as well as different parts of the world like Japan, Germany, Australia, and America.
His son Rahul Sharma is also finessing Santoor player and most of the time accompany his father for various performances.
In 1967, he teamed up with flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia and Brij Bhushan Kabra to produce a concept album, Call of the Valley, which turned out to be one of the greatest hits in Indian Classical Music.
His duo with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia has often referred by the name Shiv-Hari and they have composed soundtracks for various hit songs such as ‘Mere Hantho mein’, ‘Jadu Teri Nazar’, ‘Megha Re Megha Re’, and many more.
He had given up the Tabla to focus on the Santoor but, RD Burman somehow convinced him to play the Tabla for the song ‘Mose Chhal Kiye Jaye Haay Re Haay’ and that is for the last time when he played the Tabla for any song.
He has shared some chunks of his life in this video of his interview.