Master Navrang also worked as Assistant Music Director for films in 1939. However he started an Institute of music by the name "Sangeet Mandir" in Girgaum, Mumbai in 1944 and he continued to teach music for more than 50 years. The tonal quality of his voice got affected after 1960, perhaps due to strain of rigorous teaching activity. The list of his disciples is given below and it includes many highly respected names : Asha Bhosale, Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki, Pt. V.R. Athavale, Suman Kalyanpur, Neelatai Navarang (Masterji's wife) Purushottam Upadhyay, Nalini Dhurandhar, Madhura Jasraj, Kusum Saguna, Sharada Rao, Usha Pandit, Meera Hattangadi, Pramila Datar, Mandakini Gadre, Meenakshi Kadam, Meera Nadkarni, Upendra Kamat, Vyankatesh Pai, Anant Vartak, Shantaram Velu, Ratnamala Kaushik, B.K. Kulkarni, Natwarlal Nayak, Jagannath Prasad, Anjuben Rajul, Harendra Khurana, Shubha Joshi, Pankaj Udhas, Uday Muzumdar, Kaumudi Munshi, Rajul Mehta, Mohantara Ajinkya, Govindrao Modak.