Pictures of Legendary Musicians
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. Ever since then, Shri Sharma have been making sitars for Pt. Ravi Shankar, along with the main Sitar that he is playing currently.
Shri Sharma's ties with Ustad Vilayat Khan Sahib, dates back to their acquaintance in Lahore. The relationship has stepped in the next generation by making Sitar for his two sons Shujaat Khan and Hidayat Khan. He has also made Sitar for Ustad Imrat Khan and his son Nishat Khan, Shahid Parvez, Budhaditya Mukharjee and many others of Ustad Imdad Khan Gharana.In 1966, the famous Beatles came to India and were so influenced by the Instruments made by Rikhiram, they brought the Sitar, Tanpura, Sarod and Tabla from Rikhiram and played them in their unforgettable music.
Shri Sharma has a very good relations with almost all the great musicians. You can visit photo gallery of Shri Sharma with the masters.