Biographies

Dr. Narendra Verma

Dr. Narendra Verma

Dr. Narendra Verma is an engineer by profession and a musician at heart. He received musical training from an early age. In the 1960s, he became a disciple of Tabla maestro Ustad Alla Rakha who adopted him as his son. He also studied accompaniment and the basics of Sitar playing under Pandit Ravi Shankar. Narendra's style as a Tabla accompanist is one of firm and aesthetic support, reflecting the melody artist's style and musical temperament. As a soloist, he reflects the dynamism and mathematical intricacies of the Punjab Gharana. Narendra and his wife Kanta were initiated by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati.