Famous Music Composer A R. Rahman Turns 51 Today
A R. Rahman, known as one of the world’s all-time best-selling music recording artists turns 51 today. He is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist.
Born in Chennai, India to a Hindu family, A.R. Rahman’s mother converted to Islam along with the entire family after her husband’s death.
His Contribution In Music Industry:
- A.R. Rahman has won four National Awards,he was also given two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and 15 Filmfare Awards to name a few.
- He also received a Padma Bhushan for the services he rendered to the music fraternity.
- He had the zenith of his career when he arranged a background score for British drama film Slumdog Millionaire for which he even won an Academy Award.
- His extensive body of work for film and the stage earned him the nickname “the Mozart of Madras”
- Time placed Rahman in its list of World’s Most Influential People.
- The UK based World Music magazine Songlines named him one of ‘Tomorrow’s World Music Icons’ in August 2011.
- Rahman is currently one of the highest paid composers of the motion picture industry.
- He is a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising money for beneficial causes and supporting charities.
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar wished him on twitter
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 6, 2018
You taught me faith, your music taught me love, your presence gave birth to my artistic identity. Thank you @arrahman Sir for being you and being there. Happy Birthday 💎#deepestinfluences #naanyenpirandhen pic.twitter.com/QHpsxqe5p5
— Shashaa Tirupati (@sashasublime) January 6, 2018
— அஜய் (@ajay_offcl) January 5, 2018
— Simran (@SimranbaggaOffc) January 6, 2018