Pt. Shivananda Sharma
Born of a musical family in a far north eastern region of India, Shivananda initiated his musical journey from his father. Further he continued learning tabla from ustad Ilmas Husain khan saheeb of Lucknow gharana and violin from Pt. Sukdev Prasad Misra of Banaras. As a tabla player, he accompanied many renowned vocalist and instrumentalists of north Indian classical music and, as violin player he gave many recitals. Besides his classical music career Shivananda Sharma also performs “nam sankirtan”-kirtan in “sangh”-group based in Rishikesh. He also performed around in United States and France.