At Dashrathpuri, next to Hari Chand’s house in New Delhi, is living another fine sitar maker. His name is Kartar Chand Dhiman, not to be confused with Hari’s famous brother late Kartar Chand Sharma. Kartar Chand Dhiman has been learning the skills from late Kartar Chand Sharma. Since his young age he has been a regular helping hand in Kartar Chand Hari Chand shop at Paharganj. Still now he frequently joins Hari Chand when the workload is too high.
His own workshop is situated in a very small room in his House N°96 in Dashrathpuri, next to the entrance door, under the stairs to the upper floor.
Here he’s working at a variety of indian musical instruments. But most of the time young Kartar is working on location. He visits the artists in their home and does the job there. At a regular base he also visits several music schools-among them New Delhi’s university- where he opens his shop on location during the whole day.
In 2003 he won a national sitarmakers contest doing jiwari. He really is Delhi’s N°1 in jiwari !!
Kartar & me in november 2005