Shubhendra Rao is a disciple of Ravi Shankar. Shubhendra says, "The insight he has given me into this music, the spiritual feeling to approach it with raga clarity and strict adherence to the raga without taking any liberties with the raga, the different moods of different ragas, everything I have absorbed from him." Shubhendra plays raga Marwa. He says, "The twilight hour is one of the most beautiful times in a day. The sadness at the thought that the day is coming to a close and the happiness you feel that it is the start of the nightfall, both these emotions are strong and Raga Marwa is a perfect example of this feeling."