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Finally! Sarod virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan gets UK visa

Finally! Sarod virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan gets UK visa

If reports are to be believed, his application was rejected a week ago due to incomplete information.

Visa denial: UK mission to speak to Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan

Visa denial: UK mission to speak to Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan

 UK High Commission today said it will speak to Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a day after his visa application was rejected.

Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's UK visa application rejected! - Details inside

Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's UK visa application rejected! - Details inside

Khan is expected to perform at the Royal Festival Hall in London in September.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's Christmas gift to fans - 'Jingle Bells' on his sarod

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's Christmas gift to fans - 'Jingle Bells' on his sarod

In a treat for his fans, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan posted a video on Facebook on Thursday playing 'Jingle Bells' on his sarod.

Intolerance debate: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan wants Narendra Modi to 'rein in' rabble rousers

Intolerance debate: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan wants Narendra Modi to 'rein in' rabble rousers

Disturbed by the failing peace in the country, Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan backed the writers and artists' protests. 

Amjad Ali Khan, sons delight art lovers at Kennedy Center

Amjad Ali Khan, sons delight art lovers at Kennedy Center

 Led by Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons, Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan, a group of Indian artists enthralled art lovers with their mesmerising performances at the prestigious Kennedy Center here over the weekend.

Amjad Ali Khan comes up with new rendition of 'Vande Mataram'

Amjad Ali Khan comes up with new rendition of 'Vande Mataram'

Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, who has rendered a new version of the national song "Vande Mataram" to mark the 69th Independence Day, says creating a melody on his favourite instrument was quite difficult.

Who was the real 'Gabbar'

Who was the real 'Gabbar'

It was August 15, 1975 when the cult film 'Sholay' was released. Since then, it has been three decades but the multi-starrer continues to remain a classic. Who is that one character, you remember from 'Sholay'? 'Gabbar', is the most expected answer. The villanious 'Gabbar' played by Amjad Ali Khan is still seen as an iconic figure in the hearts of the people. However, only few know that a dreaded dacoit named Gabbar alias Gabra actually existed in Madhya Pradesh in the 1950s era.

Shreya Ghosal, Amjad Ali Khan to perform at Bengali conference

Shreya Ghosal, Amjad Ali Khan to perform at Bengali conference

Popular playback singer Shreya Ghosal and sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan would perform at the annual convention of Bengalis in North America to be held in Houston next week, organizers announced.

Punjab CM releases Amjad Ali Khan's Shabad music

Punjab CM releases Amjad Ali Khan's Shabad music

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today released the music CD of Shabads by sarod player Amjad Ali Khan and singer Harbhajan Singh Namdhari.

Amaan, Ayaan Ali Khan to perform in New York

Amaan, Ayaan Ali Khan to perform in New York

Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan, the sons of the sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, will give a concert at the New York's Symphony Space on Feb 10. They will be accompanied by the renowned violinist Elmira Darvarova, former concertmaster at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the table virtuoso Salar Nader.

Music connects the world: Amjad Ali Khan

Music connects the world: Amjad Ali Khan

 Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan says music has the power to connected the world as it is a realisation of God, art and culture.

Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performs at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony setting the stage for the Indian Child Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani Braveheart Malala Yousafzai just before being awarded the prize!

Amjad Ali Khan to perform at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

Amjad Ali Khan to perform at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

 Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, his sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan along with Pakistani qawwali maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, American singer-songwriter Steven Tyler and a bevy of international artistes will perform at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo Dec 11, the organisers said Friday.

I feel life has just begun: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan at 69

I feel life has just begun: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan at 69

  Entering the 70th year of his eventful life, Indian sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan is enjoying a bit of "musical flirtation" to connect the world and bring peace and harmony amidst conflict.

Amjad Ali Khan tours US to promote 'the sarod project'

Amjad Ali Khan tours US to promote 'the sarod project'

Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons, Ayaan and Amaan, will undertake a concert tour of the US through October. The concert and Khan's teaching stint at Stanford is part of what he calls 'the sarod project', an attempt to make more Americans aware of the sarod, a musical instrument, which has so far not been as well known as the sitar, popularized in the West by the likes of Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Amaan, Ayaan collaborate with San Francisco-based vocalist

Sarod maestros Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan have collaborated with a San Francisco-based vocalist Devika Chawla to create a new-age single titled `Holle Holle`.

PM releases music album

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday released ‘Headwaters’, a new music album of popular sarod players Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan.

`Magic of Reshma`s voice will live on`

Names like Amjad Ali Khan and Kavita Krishnamoorthy from the Indian music industry will remember renowned Pakistani folk singer Reshma as a voice with magical powers.

Amjad Ali Khan asks US to avoid `racial profiling` at airports

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, once detained and frisked at a US airport in what he believes was "racial profiling", has asked authorities to take steps like on the spot background check to avoid humiliation of visitors.