Birthday of the King of Melody A R Rahman: Today our very own musical maestro A. R. Rahman turned 49. He is the man who represented Indian dignity and honour at Oscars and Golden Globe. The man who surpassed each and every obstacle in his career and has set an inspiring benchmark for others to learn from his work and dedication towards music.

Side by side celebrating his birthday, he was also happy that he has not yet crossed half century. He stated and tweeted to his 32 million followers on Facebook and Twitter: “To my dearest friends, fans, family and well-wishers… Thank you for your kind birthday wishes, prayers and affection. You inspire me to work harder and make even more beautiful music. Luckily I am not yet 50.”

He has achieved and earned every single award from Padma Shri to Padma Bhushan, from BAFTA to Grammy, from Oscars to Golden Globe, from National awards to Filmfare. With around 125 awards and 138 nominations worldwide, he has been honoured with honourary doctorate from various universities such as Aligarh, Anna, Berklee, Middlesex and etc.

His most decorated and famous film albums includes Jeans, Roja, Taal, Lagaan, Saathiya, Guru, Jodha Akber and the list goes on and on.

He has also worked in Hollywood and received worldwide appreciation from the films like 127 hours and Danny Boyle’s Slum dog Millionaire.

A fun fact about A. R. Rahman is that his previous name was Dileep Kumar and his wife name is Saira Banu. He converted to Islam after her sister got into an illness and since then changed his name to Allah Rakha Rahman.

His every song is priceless and evergreen but let us compile five of his brilliant compositions of his career.

1) Kun Faya Kun – Rockstar 2011
2) Tere Bina – Guru 2007
3) Maa Tujhey Salam – Vande Mataram 1997
4) Dil Se Re – Dil Se 1998
5) Ae Nazneen Suno Na – Dil Hi Dil Main 1999

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