Pandit Ram Narayan is one of the most outstanding musicians of our time. From Udaipur in Rajasthan he learned first from his father, the late Pandit Nathuji Biawat. In the early part of his career he developed his knowledge and technique as an accompanist to many great singers and acquired for himself a fine reputation in that role
However, feeling that his own creative instincts were not being given adequate opportunity, he decided in the early 1950's to develop his career as a soloist, and thereby established the sarangi as a solo instrument.
Anyone who listens to Ram Narayan knows well the phenomenal technique that he has in his hands, acquired after years of rigorous and disciplined practice. He modified the sarangi and added new methods of bowing and finger techniques and these are now regarded by performers and students alike as standard practice. His genius has rightly been recognised through the many awards he has received including the Padmabhushan and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award.