Sri N.Ramani is a highly acclaimed Carnatic flautist, and is known for his brilliance and mastery over both sruti and laya. A disciple of the legendary T.R. Mahalingam, he has a distinctive style, one which is famed for its imitation of the characteristics of the human singing voice. Also proficient in Hindustani music, he has performed many jugalbandhi concerts in the local and international arena. Sri Ramani is popular for having introduced duet flute concerts and having pioneered the playing of the North Indian bansuri flute in Carnatic music concerts. Sri Ramani is currently involved in improving flute-playing technique by experimenting with the sizes of the instrument's finger holes and the length of the flutes, and is engaged in extensive music research.