Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, sitting cross-legged, playing Santoor on his lap
Quotations from
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

"According to me, music is not for entertainment. It was my life-long dream to play such kind of music which will make the listeners forget to clap, which will make them silent. My dream came true once. I played one raga, while the listeners immersed deep into meditation and I experienced a state of thoughtlessness. This silence was so nourishing, so fulfilling - there was no need to play anything else."