(born Ram Narayan 25 December 1927) is an Indian classical musician who became the first internationally successful sarangi player.
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The greatest blessing that one can get from music is that it makes an artist immensely satisfied with life irrespective of the financial condition in which they may be.
By and large the present day Indian film music lacks soulful melody, sublime spirit and compelling charm of its lyrical intensity and has nothing Hindustani in it.
My mission was to obliterate the blemish which the sarangi carried due to its social origins. I hope I have succeeded in this.
At one time, sarangi exponents used to be called
gurus and ustads because they were so learned that they could teach vocalists a thing or two. It wasn't surprising that many of them turned into vocalists and made a name for themselves independently.
I am a musician's musician and am passionate about my sarangi. I shall continue my battle for the cause of the sarangi. I will be reborn to continue my sadhana until the battle is won.
S. Sahaya Ranjit (
25 April 2005). Solo success. India Today.
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