Mumbai, Sep 29 (PTI) Renowned harmonium player Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passed away Saturday at a hospital in Mumbai. Also Read - After Sealing Indore, Bhopal And Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh to Seal More Hotpots in 15 Districts

He was 84. Also Read - 'Let's Retire Gracefully Together' - Shoaib Malik Hits Back at Ramiz Raja For Retirement Remark

He was being treated for chest infection and died Saturday morning, a statement issued by Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital said. Also Read - Operation SHIELD: Delhi Govt’s New Plan to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic | All You Need to Know

Born in Goa, Borkar made a name for himself as an accomplished harmonium player, and was conferred with the Padma Shri award in 2016.

He was also a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

Borkar was known for both solo performances as well as his unique style of accompanying Indian classical singers.

Among others, he had accompanied legendary singers such as Ustad Amir Khan, Bhimsen Joshi and Kishori Amonkar.

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