Hiren Roy was the best Sitar maker from Kolkata, arguably the best sitar maker ever. His son Barun Ray is carrying forward the family tradition in a very dedicated manner. Barun Ray is not all interested in the quantity, his only concern is that each string instrument which comes out of his workshop has the same Hiren Roy quality which his father would have been proud of. Every small to big aspect of sitar making is taken care of and then he checks the sitar to his full satisfaction before he delivers to us.
Many maestros like Late Sri Ravi Shankar, Ustad Villayat Khan, Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Srimati Annapurna Devi and others have relied on this name many a times. Barun Ray has closed the shop from where his father operated and the production now happens at his home. He prefers synthetic bridges and the concentration is mostly on the quality of the sound and not that much on the looks. Anyone who owns a Barun Ray / Hiren Roy Sitar will never complain about the looks of the Sitar because he will be thrilled with the amazing sound and quality of his sitar. Barun Ray Sitar is a must have for any sitar enthusiast.