AR Rahman’s mother dies in Chennai, music composer shares her picture as tribute – music


Music composer AR Rahman’s mother has died. He took to Twitter and Instagram to share a picture of her in her reminiscence.

As per a couple of media reports, Kareema Begum died in Chennai and had been keeping unwell for a while. Rahman did not share any text with his post. His colleagues and friends offered their condolences to the Oscar-winning composer. Singer Harshdeep Kaur wrote, “Dear Sir.. deeply saddened by your loss.. may god come up with strength. Remembering Amma’s wonderful and mild soul. She will eternally remain in our hearts.” Shekhar Kapoor paid her condolences, “Our heart is broken, I realize. But your mother left you with an inner strength , an inner resilience and belief .. that I have seen and admired for long. Stay strong, my friend.” Actor Khushbu Sundar wrote, “Losing a mother is irreplaceable. The vacuum remains eternally. My deepest condolences to @arrahman and his circle of relatives. May Allah provide the strength to hear the pain. #RIP #Amma.”

“Deepest condolences. Listening to the En aatha Pon aatha – Uzhavan song in reminiscence of her,” wrote one fan of Rahman. “Dear AR sir, your mother used to be witness to your growth and success as a world famed music composer. Very sad to realize that she is no more. May God come up with and your circle of relatives strength to conquer this loss. May her soul rest in peace ! We share your grief,” wrote another.


Earlier, in an interview, Rahman had talked approximately how his mother used to be pivotal in his success. He had also said that his popular patriotic song Maa Tujhe Salaam used to be in truth written for his mother. “I had this in my brain on how to crack it because I used to be very objective approximately it, thinking if patriotism will work or not. So, I used to be like, overlook approximately the country, let’s do it as a personal song — like singing a song for one’s mother. That’s how it used to be created,” Rahman had told IANS.

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Rahman recently gave music to Sushant Singh Rajput’s last movie, Dil Bechara. He spoke to HT Brunch approximately the ‘stigma around being a professional musician’. He said, “People at all times say with pride ‘Oh, my son is a doctor, lawyer, engineer.’ But you don’t find them saying, ‘Oh, my daughter is a musician’, with the same pride. But music gives beauty to people and a sense of peace and security.”

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