Shocking: UK shuts out international virtuosomain
The great Indian classical musician Amjad Alī Khān has been refused a visa for Britain, where he has performed almost annually for 45 years.
He was due to give a concert at the South Bank Centre on September 18.
The sarod virtuoso, who is 70, tweeted that he is ‘shocked and appalled’.
So are we.
And ashamed to belong to a country that can capriciously slam the door on great artists.
In a further tweet he adds: ‘Extremely sad for artists who are spreading the message of love & peace.’
Please contact your MP to raise the injustice with the Home Office.