Mumbai, Aug 15: In an exclusive interview to ANI, Sarod maestro Ustad Amzad Ali Khan and his sons speak about their tribute to India on the 69th Independence Day-a musical video that plays Vande Mataram.
"It is our salutation to all the people who have given their life for the freedom of our country, through music, through our three sarod's, we are playing Vande Mataram. We strongly feel that every Indian should realize that we are Indian first and then whatever religion he or she belongs too."
The eldest son-Amaan Ali Khan said,"It's a minute and a half track for a country that has done so much for this family, for my father, for Ayaan & me. We are complete patriots of this country so we thought what better way on 15th August to do something. So it's our humble offering to the country."
Younger son Ayaan Ali Khan said he hopes that the message reaches out to anybody. "Salute your land because that is what Vande Mataram means", he said. The trio would be performing at the Nobel Peace Center, Oslo today.