GCW Udhampur hosts Webinar on life & contribution of Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma

14/05/2022

UDHAMPUR, May 13: To pay tributes to renowned Indian classical music legend Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Department of Music, Government College for Women Udhampur today organized a webinar on the topic "Life and contribution of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma" under Shikisht Bharat. Principal of the College, Prof. Minu Mahajan was the chief gue-st, while Dr. Bharat Bhus-han Head of Department Music GLDM College Hira-nagar, Kathua was the reso-urce person of the event.
Prof. Minu Mahajan said that Pandit Shiv Kum-ar Sharma was a famous classical musician, who attained international fame by taking the musical instr-ument Santoor to another level. The Santoor is essentially a folk instrument that originated in the Kashmir Valley, it achieved the status of a classical instrument due to the genius of Pandit Shiv-kumar Sharma, she added.
Dr. Bharat Bhushan gave a detailed lecture on the subject & elaborated about the life of legendary musician, his riyaz, level of practice, level of performances and contribution in the field of music. Dr. Bhushan said that Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma collaborated with many musicians, including Zakir Hussain & Hariprasad Chaurasiya and formed a music team (Shiv-Hari) with the noted flutist Hari-prasad Chaurasia and composed music for Hindi films Darr, Silsila, Lamhe, etc.
He further said that for his remarkable achievements in the field of music, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma was honored with many prestigious awards, including the Padmashree, the Padma Vibhushan, the San-geet Natak Academy Awa-rd, an honorary doctorate from the University of Jam-mu, the Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Award, the Maharas-htra Gaurav Puraskar, etc.

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