The Oscar award winner and famous Bollywood music composer AR Rahman’s mother passed away today in the Indian city Chennai. Mourning her demise, Rahman, posted a photo of her on his Twitter account on Monday afternoon.
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) December 28, 2020
Celebrities around the world expressed condolence on her death.
“Your heart is broken, I know. 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,” commented director Shekhar Kapur.
“Dear Sir.. deeply saddened by your loss.. may god give you strength. Remembering Amma’s wonderful and gentle soul. She will forever remain in our hearts,” tweeted singer Harshdeep Kaur.
“Deeply saddened by this news Rahman sir. She was one of the most gentle affectionate person I have met. Praying for her departed soul,” expressed singer Shreya Ghoshal.
AR Rahman said in a statement that,
“In all lives, the common factor is, not many people have seen the divine, but we are created through our parents. If we have a sound and love in that life where we get the nurturing of a mother and a father, I think we are stable in mind.”
“I had this in my mind on how to crack it because I was very objective about it, thinking whether patriotism will work or not. So, I was like, forget about the country, let’s do it as a personal song like singing a song for one’s mother. That’s how it was created,” AR Rahman added.