It is with heavy heart that we mourn the passing of the great Pandit Ramesh Misra on March 13, 2017. Rameshji delighted untold thousands of listeners in his worldwide performances with India’s top musicians and on recordings in various genres of music. He was a devoted husband, father, and teacher. Rameshji was known for his kindness, humility, and utmost devotion to music and instrument, his beloved sarangi.
Rameshji was a personal friend to me, and a musical collaborator and guide. I am humbled and honored to have worked with him on Indian classical and world fusion concerts and recordings. He is prominently featured on the recordings, “Sum and Kali”, and “Raga Jazz”. I remember him in the studio recording every piece on the first take. His knowledge and instant grasp of music was awesome to behold. I also had the honor of having him accompany my tabla solo in Kingston, NY in 2009, and have accompanied him in a number of concerts.
We will miss him forever. His mark on Indian classical, and world music will be a permanent influence for generations to come.
His wife, Mayaji, and son, Rohan, the loveliest of people, are in our hearts.