The tradition of making soulful instruments continues in form of Sanjay Sharma, who is son of Late Pt. Bishan Dass Sharma and grand son of Late Pt. Rikhi Ram ji. He has inherited pure form of musical instrument making from his father & guru with his hard work and dedication.
The journey of ‘Rikhi Ram Musical Instrument Mfg.Co’ started with founder Late Pt. Rikhi Ram, who was a great musicians and one of the best known musical instrument maker.Late Pt. Bishan Dass followed in his father’s footsteps and started learning sitar at a very tender age under the guidance and supervision of his father. Later, he became a disciple of world renowed sitar maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar. He also worked in the maintainance cell of A.I.R. During his tenure at A.I.R he got associated with great musicians like Ustad Allauddin Khan, Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pt.Ravi Shankar and many others. From these great Ustads Bishan learnt that the primal value of a good instrument was its tonal quality.
At present, Sanjay Sharma’ continuous effort to carry the tradition further more passionately and seriously, has brought him even closer to all musicians of Indian Music. Armed with the rich values taught by his father and coupled with his intense training on the job he became the most favourite and sought after boy of various musicians for repair/making of musical instruments.
He started exporting his work to various parts of the world with lecture; demonstration about the making of musical instruments and maintaining tonal Quality. He has made various innovations in the field which is recognized by the musical World.
Sanjay Sharma follows the standards modelled by his late grand father. In his journey, his beloved, Smt. Manjul joined him in the year 1993 and have become part of the other side of the same coin. The progress, dedication and devotion is an evidence of his own interest, skills to continue with the same glorious legacy which requires that it should spread its wings globally, therefore, a new beginning to pay the tribute to Shri Rikhi Ramji.
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