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.
Patil, Vrinda (9 December 2000). "Dying strains of sarangi". The Tribune.
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.Ram Narayan
My mission was to obliterate the blemish which the sarangi carried due to its social origins. I hope I have succeeded in this.Ram Narayan
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.Ram Narayan