An educator from Mangalore, harmonium player Narendra Nayak is a disciple of the late maestro Pt. Vasant Kanakapur, and Ustad Rafique Khan. At present, he is also taking guidance from Pt. Vyasmurthy Katti.
He has accompanied Arati Anklikar, Rajan-Sajan Mishra, Venkatesh Kumar, and Vinayak Torvi. Mr. Nayak is the Chairman of Expert Education Foundation, Mangalore.