The talented musician Rahul Sharma, son of acclaimed santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma along with his talented wife, Barkha Sharma attended and performed at the Hyderabad House in Delhi for the Royal couple Prince William and Kate. Also in attendance was our Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi.
While Rahul Sharma performed on the santoor, the highlight of the event was the fashion designer, Barkha Sharma accompanying her husband on the tanpura. Barkha is classically trained by none other than her father-in-law Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.
Barkha shared a proud moment as she revealed,
“The PM asked Rahul to show Prince William & Kate how the santoor is played. Kate even tried her hand at it.” She added, “It was an honour to perform at the historical Hyderabad House in Delhi, for such an eminent and intimate gathering. Kate said she loved my dress and I loved hers.”
On this prestigious occasion Rahul played ‘Let it be,’ the evergreen Beatles song, as a special request. He said,
“Having Barkha on the Tanpura after a long time made this performance truly memorable!”
Rahul’s performance for the select few ranged between Kashmiri folk and Indian classical contemporary. The British royals loved the evening of culture and music.