New Delhi: Legendary Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan tweeted today that he was "shocked and appalled" that his request for a UK visa had been rejected.
Mr Khan's son Amaan, also a Sarod artiste, told NDTV that British officials had said that his Visa application was "not convincing enough".
When NDTV asked the British High Commission for a comment, an official replied: "We don't comment on individual cases."
In a tweet, Mr Khan, 70, said he was scheduled to perform at the Royal Festival Hall in September.
The US ambassador to India, Richard Verma, tweeted an apology to the star, who had said in exasperated tweets: "Every damn time!"