Happy Birthday Rahman: The Mozart of Madras turns 51

With the music of films like “Bombay” &“Taal”, the maestro earned a special place in the hearts of music lovers. On his birthday, NH shares with its readers some of his unforgettable songs

Photo courtesy: Twitter
Photo courtesy: Twitter

NH Features

From Roja to Jai Ho, music maestro A R Rahman who turned 51 on Saturday, has endeared himself to millions of music lovers in India and abroad with his lilting melodies.

Rahman’s work, according to art critics, has integrated Indian classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Being an Indian, he created history after winning two Oscars for his music in Slumdog Millionaire, a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle.

He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 2010. Rahman's work have earned him the honorific nickname of "The Mozart of Madras", and "Isai Puyal"(English: the Musical Storm).

On his birthday, social media is brimming with warm wishes from his admirers, music lovers, artists and several other prominent personalities from all walks of the life. Here’s a collection of some tweets:

Here’s a collection of some of his melodious compositions from his illustrious career spread over 25 years:

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