A.R. Rahman, the ‘Pride of Chennai’, was felicitated by veteran playback singer P. Susheela at a recent function in Hyderabad. Rahman thanked all those who were present and said that he was humbled to be standing amongst such legends.
The Oscar-winning music director was presented with a golden crown (sponsored by the Tirumala Music Centre) by legendary singer P. Susheela. Rahman’s family members were also present at the function held at the Marriott Hotel Convention Centre.
Speaking at the award ceremony, A.R. Rahman said that it was Telugu music director Ramesh Naidu who had first given him a chance to play in his troupe before he started working for Ilayaraja. He went on to say that he was also offered a chance to settle down in Hyderabad by well-known producer G. Rami Reddy about ten years ago.
Rahman recently performed at Kozhikode, Kerala to a huge audience, and helped raise funds for HIV affected children. He was also felicitated by the Govt. of Kerala for his contribution to Indian music.