Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan does not get UK visa

Amjad Ali Khan
Amjad Ali Khan
Amjad Ali Khan

New Delhi–Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan on Friday expressed shock over the rejection of his UK visa.

“Shocked & appalled,” he tweeted. “UK visa rejected.”

Amjad Ali Khan said he was scheduled to perform at the Royal Festival Hall in London in September.

He said the rejection was “extremely sad for artists who are spreading the message of love and peace”.

Amjad Ali Khan said he had been performing almost every year in the United Kingdom since the early 1970s. “Upset to have my visa rejected.”

Amjad Ali Khan is an Indian classical musician who plays the sarod. Acclaimed internationally, he was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour, in 2001.


  1. India’s super star Shah Rukh Khan is detained at Los Angeles airport every time he tries to enter into USA. Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan refused visa to UK. If such celebrities are faced with this kind of treatment, how can ordinary citizens of India expect normal treatment?


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