A flair for instrument making, and a series of lessons from notable maestro is not enough to make one conspicuous. We strive to make a instrument entirely to the satisfactory of these maestro, has made Rikhi Ram the most revered instrument maker of today.Grafting sitar for Pt. Ravi Shankar happened by default. Once Pt. Ravi Shankar was on his tour of Italy, when his main sitar was damaged in the journey.The sitar was his favourite.
The idea of not using his favourite sitar made him worry, but Late Pt. Bishan Dass Sharma, ventured to put it right, infact he claimed to that the tonal quality of the restored sitar would be better than the original one. Shri Sharma worked on the sitar and to Panditji's surprise the repaired sitar was of course better sounding than it was before.