Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Rahman cures mom’s sickness

Call it music therapy. Music maestro A R Rahman’s mother Kareema Begum, who was unwell for the past few days, almost jumped out of the bed on hearing that her son picked up not one but two Grammys.
If family sources are to be believed, the happy mother soon started dialing her relatives, and shared her joy with them. “All her illness vanished all of a sudden as soon as she received a call from Rahman around 3 am,” they say.
Meanwhile, peers and friends of Rahman have expressed happiness on the music composer’s victory at the Grammys. Rahman’s colleague in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and Oscar winner Resul Pookkutty said he was happy to be living in the Rahman era.
Drummer Shivamani, whose association with Rahman goes back two decades, describes him as a music genius. “His music is very articulate and his passion for new sounds is amazing. A celebrated musician in India, he is now becoming the darling of the world. It is my pleasure to be associated with him.”
Ace singer S P Balasubramaniam feels Rahman truly deserves the honour. “He will continue receiving every coveted award in the field of music,” the veteran says with a broad smile.
Sukhwinder who sang the award winning track ‘Jai Ho’ said that the recognition had been long due. “I want to congratulate the entire music community and everyone in India. Rahman deserves it. So I had been expecting this to happen.”


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