Ustad Surjeet Singh

Ustad Surjeet Singh is a Sarangi player based in the UK. He is a student of Pundit Ram Narayan Ji. Pundit Ram Narayan ji popularized the sarangi as a solo concert instrument and became the first internationally successful sarangi player.

Born in Delhi in 1961, Ustad Surjeet Singh was initiated into Indian Classical Music by Satguru Jagjit Singh of the Naamdhari panth.  At Bhaini Sahib, Ustad Surjeet Singh was trained in the playing of the Dilruba by Ustad Gurdev Singh and Ustad Harbhajan Singh, both of whom are now based in the UK.  He later received training in vocal but his love of the enchanting sound of the Sarangi led him to the great deity of the Sarangi, Pundit Ram Narayan in 1977.  He spent the next 15 years of his life in training under Pundit ji. In recent years, Ustad Surjeet Singh received guidance from Pundit Hanuman Prasad Mishra (Banaras Gharana).

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