Raman was a great lover of music. He used to say, "I should live long, because I have
not heard all the music I want to hear." He was a frequent visitor to a shop selling
musical instruments in Balepet, in Bangalore. He collected a variety of musical
instruments like the Mridangam, the Tabla, the Veena, the Violin and the Nagaswaram.
'The Catgut Acoustical Society' of America is devoted exclusively to the study of violins.
It elected Raman as its honorary member.