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Santoor maestro Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma honoured with Kala Shikhar award

Santoor maestro Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma honoured with Kala Shikhar award

09-NOV-2015

Who: Santoor maestro Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma
What: Honoured with Kala Shikhar award
When: 7 November 2015
Santoor maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma on 7 November 2015 was honoured with the Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Award for lifetime achievement.
The governor of Maharashtra C Vidyasagar Rao presented the award to the 77-year old Santoor player in Mumbai.

On the other hand, Murad Ali Khan (Sarangi) and Satyajit Talwalkar (Tabla) were awarded with the Kala Kiran Awards. Special Jury Awardwas given to Shehnai players Sanjeev and Ashwani Shankar.
After starting his career as a vocalist, Pandit Sharma emerged out as the master instrumentalist of the Santoor. He is credited with making Santoor a popular Classical Instrument.
The Santoor maestro is also the recipient of the Padma Shri and thePadma Vibhushan.
About Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Puraskaar
The Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Puraskaar was instituted by theSangit Kala Kendra in the memory of Aditya Vikram Birla.
The award is conferred on a distinguished artist for his/her lifetime achievement in the chosen field of the performing and visual arts.
The award comprises a cash award of 2 lakh rupees, a memento and a scroll of honour.

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