Canada invites AR Rahman to set up base there, music maestro says ‘am happy in India’

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The Oscar winning music maestro AR Rahman has turned down Canada’s offer to set up a base in the North American country saying that he was very happy in India.

In a Facebook post, the Mozart of Madras wrote, “Thank you for your kind invitation to set up a base in Canada, Mr Mayor. I’m indeed very touched and moved by your gesture.

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Courtesy: Rahman’s Facebook page

“I’m well settled and happy in Tamil Nadu, India with my family, friends and the people there. Do visit our KM Music Conservatory when you come to India the next time. I will also look into interesting artistic collaborations between Canada and India.”

Rahman is arguably India’s most celebrated musician in the modern era. Responsible for transforming Indian music scene through his revolutionary style, Rahman had won two Oscars in 2009 for his music and song in Slumdog Millionaire.

His announcement on social media page earned him plenty of plaudits from his fans. Here are some of the comments;

Vivek Shanmugam: Really admire you sir. You are very much inspiring! Proud of you sir. Thanks for sharing your views here. Best of luck everything you do sir.

Shakeer Mohamed: Well sir u r nothing but just becoming an inspiration on what a star a should be like. Humble is not the word for u. Ellam pugalum iraivanukae

Jithin Majeed Well said AR, in TN you are safe and happy…nobody can touch you….the Tamil people would safe guard you…Lots of love from Kerala

Shafeeque Ahmed: Dear ARR. your love for we Tamizan’s and all your die hard fans _ as you mentioned,in itself has a significant impact, when you let down the greater opportunities ( as most of others might be looking to gain ) hats off. May the Almighty bless you and all your family, friends and YOUR FANS AROUND THE WORLD.

Kewin Antony: I salute you sir… U r an inspiration for a reason. U showed us how

Kaushikram Ramamoorthy: Super AR ji… Always the best… calm, composed, modest and elegant

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