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Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma (पखावज के विद्वान पंडित मोहन श्याम शर्मा)

Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma is one of the leading Pakhawaj players of India. He learnt the pakhawaj from Pandit Tota Ram Sharma of Mathura. Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma started his career as an accompanist with the junior Dagar brothers and toured with them, and with Ustad Asad All Khan extensively in India and abroad.

Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma
Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma

He is a much sought-after accompanist for all the most eminent exponents of dhrupad, vocal and instrumental indian classical music. He has accompanied world famous musicians of other styles as well including Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, and Ustad Amjad All Khan.

The specificity of his playing lies in his handling of the techniques of accompaniment. It is marked by his imaginative variations anticipating on the singer's variations while keeping up the required coordination and respecting the mood of the raga. He has a personality of his own and yet blends in the performance.

He has given workshops and solo performances. He has been recorded in solo by India Archive Music Limited. He has also made a name for himself as a very talented teacher in the guru-shishya parampara style of teaching and has many students, Indian and foreigners. He has appeared on a number of CD recordings in India, Switzerland, England, and the USA.

Contact Information

Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma

House No. 13 B, Gali No. 21 A
Molarband Ext.
New Delhi, 110044


e-mail : mohanshyamsharma AT HOTMAIL DOT COM

Reviews and Interviews

Pakhawaj Solo:Underscore Records
Pakhawaj Solo:Underscore Records

An August 2006 interview in The Hindu: Drumbeats from heaven.


Pandit Mohan Sharma has accompanied numerous leading vocal and instrumental indian classical musicians, including the dagar ensemble with Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar.

An incomplete list appears at here.

His first solo recording published by Underscore records is available here.

Another solo recording with India Archive Music, New York, will be available later this year.


New recordings from 2011 appear below. Archived older recordings are in the recordings page.

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