Zakir Hussain Standing Next To Pandit Shivkumar Sharma’s Pyre Makes The Internet Emotional

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, the santoor maestro, who made the musical instrument internationally recognized breathed his last on Tuesday morning following a heart attack at his Pali Hill residence in Mumbai.

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While the world grieved the passing away of the 83-year-old musician, there was one person who stayed by him in his last moments while he was being cremated with full state honors on Wednesday.

It was tabla maestro Zakir Hussain who stood by his dear friend come what may. He shouldered Sharma during his last journey and was seen standing next to his funeral pyre.

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There are several images floating on the internet that speaks volumes of the kind of bond these friends shared.

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He was seen sending off a friend of many decades.

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Here’s how people reacted to this poignant moment:


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The musicians collaborated together on many occasions and created magic on stage.

Their companionship and jugalbandi will be missed.

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