Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, an Indian music composer and santoor player passed away due to a cardiac arrest in Mumbai, earlier today.
He had been suffering with kidney-related issues and was on dialysis.
Sharma gave the santoor – once a little known instrument – classical status along with the sitar and sarod.
He composed music for several Bollywood films including Silsila, Lamhe and Chandni.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences, and said: "Our cultural world is poorer with the demise of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma Ji."
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