ADMIRERS Greet Music Sensation Rehman On His 52nd Birth Day

Music lovers and musicologists  from across the world have  greeted  Chennai born composer-singer AR Rahman, Oscar and  Grammy Winner, on the occasion of his 52nd  birthday  with music industry declaring  him as a source  of inspiration for the present and coming generations. Several members from the Indian music industry on January 6 conveyed their “inspiration”, love and happiness through Twitter and other social platforms besides some of them paying tribute to him personally with flowers and bouquets. They said in unison the maestro has been flattering music lovers for over three decades with soulfoul and dance songs like “Tu hi re”, “Urvasi Urvasi” and “Jai Ho”.Says  Neeti Mohan on Twitter :  Dearest Sir, wishing you a very happy birthday. It is such an honour to know you! Ten years of being a part of your band has taught me not only about music but lessons on life. Thank you for the music and being the best mentor. More peace, good health and success to you.Shreya Ghoshal, noted playback singer, says “Wishing you a very happy birthday Sir! May you have a very happy, healthy, blessed year ahead? Anil Kapoor: Wishing the infinitely talented guru of timeless music a very happy birthday! May your musical magic continue to win hearts and souls for years to come. Shweta Pandit: Dear Sir, on your birthday, sending you wishes for continued unparalleled musical creations, constantly raising the bar. Thank you for being so incredibly honest and keeping yourself so real. You have been my guardian angel and my guru for life. Thank you for your magic.Bejoy Nambiar: Happy birthday Sir. Not a single day goes by without listening to your music. You always were and always will be an inspiration.Harshdeep Kaur: Happy birthday Sir. My musical journey would have been incomplete without you.Daler Mehndi: Wishing you a very happy birthday! May you have a very happy, healthy, blessed year ahead.Anirudh Ravichander: Happy birthday to the Mozart of Madras.Amit Trivedi: Dear Sir, wishing you a very happy birthday. I wish for you to have a successful year ahead and you continue to inspire us with your music. Lots of love.Saasha Tirupati: I thank God every day for you existing. Happy Birthday, Sir.Shalmali Kholgade: The world is grateful for today, for you were born! Thank you for all the music you’ve given us over the years. Happy Birthday Sir. Aditi Rao Hydari: Happy birthday to you Sir. May your year be filled with love and music. Thank you for sharing your Sufi soul with us. Santosh Narayan: Happy birthday to one of the most inventive composers of all time! Love you and your spectacular journey in music and spirituality Sir.As Wikipedia says Allah Rakha Rahman’s works are noteworthy for integrating Indian classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. These are excellent cocktail to appease music lovers. Affectingly called Mozart of Chennai, he is a child prodigy. Rahman was born in a Hindu family as Dileep Kumar. At the age of 23, the music composer converted to Islam   after he met his spiritual guru, Qadri Islam. Before he stepped in the entertainment industry as a professional, he was seen on Doordarshan’s Wonder Balloon as a kid. The show made him famous as played 4 keyboards simultaneously. His composer and conductor father died when .Rahman was young almost penniless. Hence he had to fight poverty as he grew Noted film maker Mani Ratnam spotted talented Rahman and began filming Tamil movie in Roja  in 1992. He got a sum of 25, 000 INR, considered a princely sum in those days. He became the recipient of National Film Award along with huge success, popularity and admiration. And there is no looking back for him since the successful Tamil movie. Besides Slumdog Millionaire, Rahman has composed great scores for other Hollywood films like 127 Hours and Lord Of War.(with inputs from NDTV & India Today)

 

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