Rahul Ram

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Rahul Ram
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Rahul Ram performing in cafe May day near Jana Natya Manch, New Delhi
Background information
Occupation(s) Singer, Composer
Instruments bass guitar
Years active 1991 – present
Notable instruments
Music Man (company)

Rahul Ram is an Indian bass guitarist, social activist and music composer. He plays bass guitar in the band Indian Ocean[1][2] which he joined in 1991.[3][4] He had been playing bass guitar since junior school in the seventies.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Rahul Ram

Rahul got an M.Sc. in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur after getting the Bachelor's degree in Chemistry at St. Stephen's College, Delhi. Prior to that, he completed his schooling at St. Xavier's School, Delhi. Following a Ph.D. (1986–90) in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University, which he attended on an Andrew White scholarship, he became an activist with the Narmada Bachao Andolan (1990–95). Later, Rahul Ram went to America to learn to play the Alto saxophone, which he intends to bring to the band's music.

Inside his group, he is known as Logic Baba because of his rationality.[5] He has composed music, done playback singing in Bollywood.[6] Rahul, along with Indian Ocean member Asheem, has sung 'Yaara Maula' in an Anurag Kashayap's Gulaal, a Hindi movie based on student politics.

Rahul Ram has also Sung "Dhuan" in movie D-Day (2013).


  1. ^ Bennett, Dawe, Andy, Kevin (2001). Guitar Cultures Authors. Berg. p. 215. ISBN 978-1-85973-434-6. 
  2. ^ Susan Allen Nan, Zachariah Cherian Mampilly, Ekmeleddin (FRW) Ihsanoglu. Peacemaking: From Practice to Theory. ABC-CLIO, 2011. p. 873. ISBN 978-0-313-37576-7. 
  3. ^ Interview of Rahul Ram
  4. ^ Megha Mahindru (1 February 2013). "Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram Is On A Roll". Rolling Stone India. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  5. ^ Rahul Ram's page on the Indian Ocean website
  6. ^ Rahul Ram at the Internet Movie Database

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