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Airline loses Indian maestro's 'priceless' instrument

Published on Jun 30, 2014 10:34 PM
In his 50-year career, Amjad Ali Khan (centre) has elevated the sarod - a 16th-century Indian string instrument - to being one of the most popular instruments in Indian classical music. He is seen here flanked by his sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash (right). -- FILE PHOTO:  JLM & ASSOCIATES PUBLIC RELATIONS

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Legendary Indian musician Amjad Ali Khan said Monday British Airways had misplaced his beloved Sarod, a string instrument he has played on for 45 years.

The 68-year-old maestro realised the instrument was missing when he flew to Delhi with the airline on Saturday.

"After damaging my Sarod in 1997, British Airways now misplaces my Sarod. 48 hours and I still wait anxiously for some news. Still not traced," he tweeted.

The classical musician, who was awarded India's second highest civilian honour in 2001, had gone to London with his wife to perform at a function on June 21.

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