May 17, 2022
By Andy Johnson
He was considered the master of the santoor and is credited with single-handedly bringing the 100 string instrument into international conscientiousness.
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma has died in Mumbai.
The santoor is comparable to the hammered dulcimer and over a career spanning near seven decades, Sharma propelled the instrument onto the world stage, at concerts and recitals in India and elsewhere.
Sharma considered himself a classical musician and released several albums.
Shiv Sharma was 84.