A street in the Canadian city of Markham was named after AR Rahman on Monday. The musician took to social media to express his gratitude for the honour. From background scores and film songs to jingles, this immensely talented musician has given audiences songs that will be remembered for generations to come.
MUMBAI : Grammy winning music maestro AR Rahman, who recently got the honor of having a road named after him in the Canadian city of Markham. He shared the note on social media expressing his gratitude. Rahman posted a statement on his Twitter handle. With which he wrote, Honored and grateful to @cityofmarkham and @frankscarpitti and the people of Canada for this recognition.
With this, he wrote with hashtags AR Rahman Street, Markham, Canada. Rahman shared and wrote, ‘I had never imagined this in my life. I am very grateful to all of you, the Mayor of Markham, Canada (Frank Scarpiti), and the Counsellor, the Consulate General of India (Apoorva Srivastava) and the people of Canada.
AR Rahman further wrote, ‘This name is not mine, it means merciful. Merciful We all have the quality of the common God and one can only be the servant of the Merciful, so may that name bring peace, prosperity, happiness and health to all. God bless the people living in Canada. I want to thank my brothers and sisters of India for all the love. All the creative people who worked with me inspired me to celebrate the centenary of cinema, in fact I am a very small drop in the ocean.
Rahman concluded the statement by saying, ‘I feel like this gives me a lot of responsibility to do and inspires me; Not to be tired or to retire… yet even if I do get tired, I will remember that I have more to do. I have many jobs to do, to cross more bridges, to connect more people. The multi-faceted musical genius composed his first music for Mani Ratnam directorial Roja and after that he never looked back. In a career spanning nearly three decades, the global icon has won two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, two Grammy Awards, six National Film Awards, a Golden Globe and 15 Filmfare Awards.