Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma honoured with Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Award (Download PDF)


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About Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma: Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was born on 13th January 1938. He is an Indian Santoor player. The Santoor is a traditional instrument from Jammu and Kashmir.

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Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Award Winner

  • He composed the background music for one of the scenes in Shantaram’s Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje in 1956.
  • He recorded his first solo album in 1960.
  • He teamed up with flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia and Brij Bhushan Kabra to produce a concept album, Call of the Valley in 1967 which turned out to be one of the greatest hits in Indian Classical Music.

About his achievements:

  • He received honorary citizenship of the city of Baltimore of USA in 1985.
  • He also received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1986.
  • He achieved the Padma Shri award in 1991.
  • He also achieved the Padma Vibhushan award in 2001.
  • About honoured with Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Award:
  • Santoor expert Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma was honoured with the Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Award.
  • Governor of Maharashtra C Vidyasagar Rao has presented the award to Shiv Kumar Sharma.
  • Satyajit Talwalkar for Tabla and Murad Ali Khan for Sarangi were aso awarded with the Kala Kiran Awards.
  • Shehnai players Sanjeev and Ashwani Shankar were awarded with Special Jury Award.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 23, 2015


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