Died: 21 December, 2014
Pandita Zarin Sharma is the world's best Sarod player to-day. A child prodigy, she gave her first public performance at the age of 6 for the Sur Singar Sansad. She has been trained by the great masters of classical music like Pt. Laxmanprasad Jaipurwale, Pt. SCR Bhatt, Dr. S. N. Ratanjankar and Pt. V. G. Jog. Zarinji is a perfect example of a highly trained and evolved artiste with an extremely humble outlook and personality.
Her master strokes on the difficult instrument mesmerize her listeners instantly. Be it for classical concerts or for recordings of film songs, she plays with equal comfort and poise. She is a regular performer at classical music conferences since a very young age. Her career in films started with Music Director Roshan in 1964 for Chitralekha. Her brilliant playing has heightened the beauty of songs like Bole re papihara, Chhod de sari duniya, Mere naina sawan bhado, Naam gum jayega, etc.