Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma, who placed santoor on the centre stage of classical music, passes away.

He was 84 and is survived by his wife Manorama, and sons Rahul and Rohit.

      Awards and Honours      received by pt  Shivkumar Sharma.

Honorary citizenship of the city of Baltimore, USA, in 1985.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1986, the Padma Shri in 1991.

Padma Vibhushan in 2001.

Pandit Chatur Lal Excellence Award - 2015

Platinum Disc for music of film Silsila.

Gold Disc for music of film Faasle.

Platinum Disc for music of film. Chandni