“Witnessing An Entire Generation Of Indian Classical Musicians Passing On,” Says Veena Player Salil Bhat

“Witnessing An Complete Technology Of Indian Classical Musicians Passing On,” Says Veena Participant Salil Bhat

RIP Pt. Shivkumar Sharma: "Witnessing An Entire Generation Of Indian Classical Musicians Passing On," Says Veena Player Salil Bhat
RIP Pt. Shivkumar Sharma: “Witnessing An Complete Technology Of Indian Classical Musicians Passing On,” Says Veena Participant Salil Bhat ( Picture Credit score – Wikimedia )

“These previous two years have been brutal to the Indian classical music fraternity. We now have misplaced a number of main pillars, and now, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. His passing on is an finish of an period,” Salil Bhat, Veena participant tells IANS.

Including that the maestro’s demise has not solely impacted these personally near him however left the entire Indian classical music fraternity shocked, Bhat provides, “His contribution to the santoor and making it immensely widespread is unparalleled. Anybody who listened to him seldom remained untouched.”

For somebody who has been witnessing his development ever since he was a younger man, Shobha Koser from Pracheen Kala Kendra, who invited him for many years, remembers, “He ensured that his music bonded with the viewers — they grew to become one. Allow us to hope that the method he invented isn’t misplaced ceaselessly and that his son and different college students take it ahead. It’s unhappy that in my lifetime, I’m witnessing a whole technology of Indian classical musicians passing on. Whereas there may be religion within the subsequent technology, one can also be frightened in regards to the enormous hole that has been created.”

Musician Abhay Sopori hopes that the stature achieved by the Santoor stays intact and the approaching generations proceed to contribute in direction of its depth and recognition like Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. “I met him a number of occasions and revered him immensely for making the Santoor stand out. A long time of riyaaz, single-minded focus and absolute dedication made him the person he was.”

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Vocalist, Pt. Ajay Pohankar, who belongs to the Kirana faculty feels that the Santoor owes its widespread recognition to Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. Stressing that sort of work he did on his instrument is unparalled, Pohankar asserts, “We now have grown up listening to him. That is a particularly unhappy day for the Indian classical music neighborhood. I pray that the following technology of musicians proceed engaged on the Santoor similar to he did.”

Singer Nirali Kartik says that together with his music, he might convey alive Kashmir wherever. An imposing persona, nice musicianship and humility personified, that was Pandit Shivkumar Sharma that we’ve got identified for over many many years. His passing has left a void within the hearts of musicians and music lovers the world over. His method and understanding of every raga had been uniquely his personal and he gave a brand new definition to layakari in Indian classical music. His nice musicianship will encourage musicians for a lot of generations to come back,” she says.

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma handed away after a cardiac arrest on the age of 84 in Mumbai on Tuesday, Could 10.

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