Amjad Ali Khan

  • After Ustab Amjad Ali Khan's missing sarod, airline company now loses director Mira Nair's bags July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: After Indian classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's sarod went missing on a British Airways flight, it is now filmmaker Mira Nair's bags that have gone untraceable in its flight. The 56-year-old 'Salaam Bombay' director said that her bags have been missing for the last eight days and the...
  • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan gets back his sarod missing on British Airways flight July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's sarod, which he has been strumming for the last 45 years, was restored to the iconic musician by British Airways after it went missing on a flight while he was returning to Delhi from London on Saturday night. The 68-year-old Padma Vibhushan sarod maestro took...
  • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan: After damaging my sarod in 1997, British Airways now misplaces it June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's sarod, which he has been playing for over four decades now, has been misplaced. The renowned musician had returned from London by a British Airways flight when the incident occurred. The Padma Vibhushan sarod maestro, who had gone to London along...
  • Watch: Coversations in excellence March 16, 2014

    The legends of India share their experiences and how they achieved excellence in their fields. ...
  • Politicians, celebrities flout norms, name relatives for Padma awards November 9, 2013

    An RTI query has revealed that Padma awards recommendations are not always done on the basis of merit with politicians and celebrities flouting norms to often pitch for their friends and relatives. The RTI revealed that Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan has recommended both his sons Ayaan and Amaan for...
  • VIPs nominated relatives, friends for Padma awards 2013: RTI query November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: There is a controversy brewing over the 2013 Padma awards. An RTI application filed reveals that VIPs nominated family members and colleagues in sheer disregard to conflict of interest. The RTI reveals that some recommended as many as 25 nominees for the Padma awards. Congress treasurer Motilal Vora,...
  • Stop communal forces in elections, says PM August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: In a remark that could be seen as a direct hit on BJP and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday warned against the communal forces which 'need to be defeated' in the elections as they could divide the society. "India is a vast modern nation. Along with...
  • 47 eminent artists get Sangeet Natak Akademi awards October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and Santoor exponent Shivkumar Sharma were among the recipients of Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowship and awards given to 47 eminent persons by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Tuesday. A total of 11 eminent persons in the field of music, dance and theatre were...
  • Amjad Ali Khan receives Mallikarjun Mansur award January 4, 2012

    Dharwad: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, whose unique style of playing the instrument with his finger nails has enthralled audiences worldwide, has been presented the Mallikarjun Mansur award in recognition of his achievements. "I deem it a great honour bestowed on me. It is a big award for me," Khan, a...
  • Amjad Ali pays tribute to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi January 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Paying tribute to Pandit Bhimsem Joshi, who died on Monday, sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan described him as a "Kohinoor of the music world", and said his death marks the end of a timeless legacy. The Bharat Ratna recipient died at Pune's Sahyadri Hospital at 8.05 a.m. He was...
  • Ustad Amjad Ali enthralls National Museum December 19, 2010

    National Museum celebrated its 50th Establishment Day and reopened a gallery showcasing rare musical instruments. ...
  • Praful Patel regrets flight damage to Amjad Ali's sarod January 15, 2010

    Mumbai: Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Friday expressed regrets for the damage caused to a sarod belonging to maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan on an Air India flight. According to an official, Patel personally called up Amjad Ali Khan - who is in Mumbai - to express his regrets over...
  • Maestro flies with AI, lands with broken sarod January 15, 2010

    Mumbai: The audience at a music show in northeast Mumbai was eager to listen to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan but the maestro first had a complaint: Air India had damaged his precious sarod. The delicate teakwood musical instrument suffered damaged allegedly while in the care of Air India flight handlers on...
  • Watch: Grammy Award nominations for 2009 December 4, 2009

    Grammy Award nominations for the year 2009 are out! and A R Rahman has been nominated for two Grammys and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is also in the race for one. ...
  • Xmas special: Carols on Amjad Ali Khan's sarod December 25, 2007

    Christmas carols have been getting a twist over the years. From the classic Nat King Cole to Elvis, everyone’s tried their hand. And this year you're in for a pleasant surprise. Check out Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's carols on the Sarod. He has taken out an album with nine...
  • Amjad Ali Khan gets third US citizenship April 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan has been honoured with the Key to the City award by Tulsa, a city in the Oklahoma state of the US for his "long-standing contribution" to classical music. Khan along with his sons Amaan and Ayaan and Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari, a tabla artist, were...
  • Amjad Ali Khan's music magic in NY November 1, 2006

    New York: Fans streamed in well before the performance was scheduled to begin at Carnegie Hall in New York. Some came because they had heard Ustad Amjad Ali Khan in India, some because they hadn't and didn't want to miss this opportunity. “His music is absolutely wonderful. He's a maestro, an ustad...