Sarod maestro ustad amjad ali khan’s talented and adorable sons ayaan and amaan ali bangash have certainly inherited their father’s humility and grace, apart from, of course, his great looks! their recent Facebook post vindicates this point. Recently, the sangeet natak akademi announced them as the recipients of the Ustad bismillah khan Yuva Puraskar for 2017. at a time when most people want to just lap up any dubious award that comes their way, it was rather big of the duo to renounce this prestigious one. their argument made sense, considering that they have been performing on various national and international platforms for years now and can hardly be considered in the Yuva (youth) category. their post read, ‘While every award is a great achievement and an honour especially for an artist, we will not be able to accept the Ustad bismillah khan ‘Yuva’ Puraskar for the Year 2017 in the field of Music which has been announced without OUR consent by sangeet natak academy at this stage of our lives. after serving the world of music for over twenty five years, we have been very blessed to have received many rewards from music lovers but there are many young musicians who deserve this award more than us. gratitude to all the revered committee members (sic). kudos to the bangash brothers for such a selfless move.