Salman Ahmad

  • UN goodwill ambassador and Muslim rock star

Dr. Salman Ahmad leads an interesting double life. He is a UN Goodwill Ambassador and the biggest rock star in the Muslim world. The lead guitarist of Junoon has sold more than 25 million records, and the band is considered the “U2 of South... More

Dr. Salman Ahmad leads an interesting double life. He is a UN Goodwill Ambassador and the biggest rock star in the Muslim world. The lead guitarist of Junoon has sold more than 25 million records, and the band is considered the “U2 of South Asia.” Dr. Ahmad is an artist, physician, humanitarian, and social activist and has led Junoon to perform at diverse venues like the U.N. General Assembly Hall —the first performance of its kind. In December 2007, Junoon performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo. In May 2008, Junoon defied death threats from militants to perform in the ethereal valley of Kashmir, the first-ever rock concert to be held in Srinagar. He performs unplugged, and gives us a sneak peak into his next project: solving world peace.

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Salman Ahmad's Presentations

TEDxUSC 2009 March 2009

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In the closing performance, Salman invites USC students to join him in singing John Lennon's "Imagine."

In the closing performance, Salman invites USC students to join him in singing John Lennon's "Imagine."

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