Naren has a keen interest in Indian Classical music that extends to all genres. In this respect, he has learned and played the tabla for more than 30 years as an amateur enthusiast. He has performed with a wide range of amateur and professional artists ranging from Hindustani and Carnatic classical, bollywood, jazz, latin, and fusion. Through Rupak, he volunteers his time towards the promotion of classical music. He is a scientist by profession and has a PhD in Immunology; he has taught in the University of Pennsylvania and currently works for Amgen.