This wonderful vintage sitar was built by Rikhi Ram likely from the late-1950s to mid-1960s based on the badge, binding, and other attributes. This has been clarified by the experts. It has been professionally checked and has a new bridge. Presently in the Ravi Shankar style, it has a warm and full sound.
In some of the photos, one can see some old cracks. These have been repaired and checked.
The sitar comes with a 2nd tumba, a travel bag and can be viewed in the area of Nimes in France.