"Music -- like the air, water and fire -- does not belong to any religion. Our family feels connected to every soul irrespective of their religion and to every note of music in the world. Creative people like artists and musicians should be handled with compassion and love."
Like film star Shahrukh Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has had problems with airport security officials in the United States too.
On one occasion, he was selected for a rigorous examination at Houston airport. As luck would have it, an Air India manager who saw him was able to vouch for his identity. Khan is currently teaching music at the Indiana University in Bloomington, the latest in a number of residences at US universities, where his lectures are well received.