Air India broke my sitar

Air India broke my sitar


norman lebrecht

November 04, 2019

In a fresh twist on United broke my guitar, classical musician Shubhendra Rao has accused Air India of vandalising his sitar.

He accused the airline of mishandling his sitar and said the staff should be sensitised on how to handle the music instruments.

On social media he said, ‘Just arrived in New York to perform at the #VedicHeritageInc and this is how my Sitar has arrived. How can anyone be so ruthless and insensitive?’

All it needs is for one judge to award exemplary damages and the airlines would sit up and take care.



  • Gustavo says:

    Mind me harp!

  • John Rook says:

    This reads a little like ‘Freddie Starr ate my hamster’.