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What's education when people fight over faith: Amjad Ali Khan

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

maestro Ustad Ali Khan today wondered what the purpose of is when people are fighting over religion and killing each other even in the 21st century.

The world should have been peaceful and harmonious in this century but the situation has become worst with disturbances taking place everywhere, Khan told

"What is the purpose of It seems could not instill compassion and kindness in human being. Something must have gone wrong in our system," he said.

The Padma Vibhushan recipient in 2001 said he was taught by his father and mentor that "all of us have a common God."

"I hope all the priests of all religions should convey this message," the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship recipient said before a performance at 'Behala Classical Festival' here.

Khan, who received the 'Sarvottam Samman' at the festival, said "I live in the world of which does not belong to any particular religion."

Asked if there was an air of intolerance in the country, he said, "You can achieve your goal with patience and tolerance. We must learn to adjust with people at home, at office everywhere. This is my greatest prayer.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 22:10 IST