Source:; Author: Nilima Pathak; Photo Courtesy: Reuters 

He mixes with the great and the glorified, but grace and graciousness remain a part of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s persona. When young, he might have nursed a grudge over not living a normal childhood, but the sarod maestro feels more than compensated for the love and adulation he has received from people of different nationalities all over the world. “ While I maintained good relations with film stars, I found that the climate of Mumbai was not conducive to my instrument. Sarod is meant for a moderate climate and the humidity level of Mumbai goes against it ” says Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.

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Amjad Ali Khan performs at a concert in New Delhi