While he was a student at the Music College, Chittoor, Palakkad he was deeply drawn to Hindustani music and decided to dedicate himself to mastering it. Moving to Pune, he learnt Sitar under the tutelage of Shri. Satchidananda Phadke, a renowned disciple of the Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar. Becoming a competent Sitarist in no time, Ramesh Narayan found himself captivated by Hindustani vocal. He joined the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and took his “Visharad” with high distinction.
He felt entranced by the passionately evocative style of Parampoojya Guruji, Padma Vibhushan,Sangeeth Martand, Pandit Jasraj and resolved to hone his talent and technique under the Mewati Gharana Maestro. Pandit Jasraj trained him rigorously in the subtler aspects of music in the traditional Gurukula style. Ramesh Narayan has accompanied Guruji at several concerts. Blessed with a powerful and expressive voice, his renditions are noted for their depth of imagination. He is equally at ease with the weighty and expansive Khayal or the crisp and moving Bhajan. One of his feats is a 30-hour concert he gave in dedication of his father and guru, the late Narayana Bhagavathar, and to Pandit Motiram, an exponent of the Mewati gharana. He has composed, rendered and directed music for several feature films and television serials like "Gharshom", "Elayum Mullum", "Magrib", "Megh Malhar", "Makalkku", "Anyar", "Sheelabati" directed by well-known directors.
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