Chennai greets Oscar winner A R Rahman

26 02 2009

ar-rehman-oscarsMusic maestro A R Rahman, the first Indian to win two Oscars, returned to his home city — Chennai to a rousing welcome by his fans and friends in the wee hours of Thursday on February 26.

The 43-year-old musician, who won the Oscars for Best Original Music and Best Song for his compositions in “Slumdog Millionaire” at the 81st Academy Awards, arrived in Chennai from Dubai by an Emirates Airways flight at around 2.30 am.

A large number of people, who waited at the airport for the ‘Mozart of Madras’, cheered him up as he emerged out of the international terminal to the beats of drum specialist Sivamani and his troupe.

Kerala’s “Kottu Melam” (percussion instrument) artists gave a performance on behalf of the Indian Airlines.

On behalf of the state government, Tamil Nadu Information Minister Parithi Ilamvazhuthi received Rahman with a bouquet at the airport terminal.

A visibly happy Rahman waved at the crowd acknowledging their support before leaving for his home.

After reaching his home town, the music genius spoke exclusively to media and expressed joy and said that there were more things to come, this is just the beginning for him.

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9 responses

27 02 2009
Yalini

wow..

but not fair..:(

27 02 2009
ashu

ARR’s king of all!

1 03 2009
Vasu

I wanna say something in Tamil.
Thalaiva, Nee valka.
Great

2 03 2009
Rafeek

Hi,

Thats great from AR Rahman !!!!

2 03 2009
raseel kp

amazing ur work……thanx

3 03 2009
vishnu

really really proud of rahmanji….i treat him like ma music dad…frm smalll…n now…wow…his name is known by the world…

10 04 2009
E.S.SHEIK FAREED

ASSALAMU ALAIKUM 2 ALL A.R.FANZ I LUV HIM VERYMUCH.MAY ALLAH BLESS HIM 2 GET MORE AWRDS IN THE FUTURE.
A.R.RAHMAN I LUV U.MY REQUEST 2 U IS PLS OPEN MORE CONSERVATORYS 2 SAVE THE MUSIC&2 TEACH MUSIC 2 MORE STUDENTS LIKE ME. VASSALAM

29 04 2009
THOMAS ALFRED BABU

I REALLY HAPPY IN MY LIFE AND YOUR MUSIC.
I WISH TO BE LONG LIVE AND GOD BLESS YOU.

I WANT MORE ……..MORE …….YOUR SANGEETAM (MUSIC)

merci ! nanri !thanks!

13 10 2009
naveen raj.s

rahman sir
eppadi irukkeenga ,ungaloda fan na,neenga eppavume ulagampoora suthikitte irukkeenga ,ennamadhiri singergaloda voice eppadi keppeenga

ennoda song illa voiceaiyo neenga kekkanumna nan enna seyyanum,ungala pakka enna vazhi ………………
illennna nan wastea poiduveno ennamo theriyalaye…..neenga idha padichittu enakku msg pannuveengannu iraivana vendikkuren…..ellam kadavul vitta vazhi….

ennoda address
naveenraj s(9449376965)no,37 ,7th crosss magadiroad ,bangalore-23.

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