A History of Rikhi Ram Sitars

Pandit Rikhi Ram Sharma

In 1940, Rikhi Ram Sharma was making harmoniums at Kartar Music House in Lahore. Casual conversation with a customer sparked his interest in the construction of sitars, so he took one apart to see how it was made. Sometime between 1940 and 1943, Rikhi Ram Sharma started learning sitar making from Sher Mohammad and Sher Mohammad’s son, Mohammed Maksud Ali (Usef Mohammed Ali), at Sher Mohammad Sitar Ma