This book takes the reader on a journey that goes back to a time when the santoor maestro first started out as an adolescent learning the rudiments of Indian classical music under the guidance of his guru and father, Uma Dutt Sharma. It traces, through fascinating text and rare photographs, the life of the young boy who dared to dream that he would make his name among the greatest musicians of the country and then went on to receive the Padma Vibhushan. The author, Ina Puri, has been associated with the visual and performing arts, writing and curating exhibitions in India and abroad for over two decades. Ina draws upon her association with Shiv Kumar Sharma and engages him in an animated dialogue that touches upon his life and music. The book also contains two essays by Pandit Vijay Kichlu, distinguished fellow musician and an old friend of Shiv Kumar Sharma and Manek Premchand, a renowned film historian.