Anupam Kher says Pandit Shivkumar Sharma played major role in his acting career

Actor Anupam Kher shared a video on his Instagram handle in the memory of late Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Actor Amitabh Bachchan also penned a heartfelt note for him on his blog. Shivkumar died on Tuesday morning following a heart attack at his Pali Hill residence here. The 83-year-old musician was cremated with full state honours in the presence of family and close friends on Wednesday.

Sharing a video and a monochrome photo of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Anupam wrote, “Pandit Shivkumar Sharma had a major role behind my acting career. My heart grieves. God makes very less such people. May his soul rest in peace and may his family stay strong.”

In the video, Anupam said, “Today I am in Los Angeles, when I came here I got to know about the death of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. I have a lot of memories with him. While I was doing my first job at All India Radio, as an announcer, I fumbled while taking his name on-air during the show and after that I left my job and became and actor.”