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A R Rahman turns 52 today

Music-lovers across the country have been wishing Mozart of Madras A R Rahman on his 52nd birthday today. Winnder of double Oscar and BAFTA awards, Rahman worked in over 300 jingles before making his debut with Roja in 1992.

More than 100 movies followed, including music for Lagaan, the first Bollywood film nominated for an Academy Award. Rahman’s albums sold more than 100 million copies.

He worked in Hollywood movies too including a song to the soundtrack of Spike Lee’s Inside Man (2006) and cowrote the score for Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). In Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Rahman’s score, which captured the essence of life in Mumbai’s underclass.

MHe collected a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for best music as well as a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for best score. He also won the Academy Award for best song for Jai Ho.

Rahman’s notable scores include several Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Vijay films. Recently he scored the biopic Pele: Birth of a Legend. He even ventured to direct a musical film. We take immense pleasure in wishing the music legend a Happy Birthday.

   

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