Shivkumar Sharma (born January 13, 1938, Jammu, India) is an Indiansantoor player. from the valley of Kashmir. Sharma is often referred to by the title Pandit.
Born in Jammu to the singer In a 1999 interview to rediff.com, Sharma said that his father started teaching him vocals and tabla when he was just five. He gave his first public performance in Bombay in 1955. His mother tongue is Dogri.
Shivkumar Sharma is the master instrumentalist of the santoor, after some years as a vocalist. He is credited with making the santoor a popular classical instrument. In a 1999 interview to rediff.com, Sharma said... Read More