Ravi studied the art of tabla playing in India under eminent masters such as Pandit Nikhil Ghosh, Pandit Sadanand Naimpally and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. Although most of his training is in the Farrukabad gharana, he has also received additional training in the Qasur style with Pandit Sushil Kumar Jain. Ravi has a master’s degree in ethnomusicology from York University. He has accompanied many accomplished artists such as Aarti Anklikar, Buddadev Das Gupta, Dhruba Ghosh, Lakshmi Shankar and Dhananjay Dhaithankar. Ravi has been an active member of the Canadian world music scene for nearly 25 years. As a vital part of Toronto’s large South Asian community, Ravi continues to perform traditional music from India, while participating in many cross-cultural exchanges. He is currently on the faculty of music at York University and Humber college.