Music composer AR Rahman's mother Kareema Begum passes away

Academy-award winning music composer AR Rahman’s mother Kareema Begum passed away on Monday. He took to social media and posted a picture of his late mother without any caption.

In an interview with Chennai Times in 2017, Rahman had revealed that his mother made him leave school and take up music. He said, “She has music instincts. Spiritually she is much higher than me in the way she thinks and takes decisions.”

“She made me leave school in Class XI and take up music and it was her conviction that music is the line for me,” he added.

He further mentioned that he had never hugged his mother in his entire life.

On work front, Rahman has been roped in as the ambassador of the BAFTA Breakthrough initiative in India.

"The work that BAFTA plans to do in India with Breakthrough stretches far beyond Bollywood. BAFTA and I share the passion for discovering and nurturing new talent and this association with them is a natural fit because of this shared vision," Rahman said.

"The beauty of Indian cinema lies in the diversity of its various film industries. This initiative will be looking for talent across every corner of the Indian film, games and television industries that we can showcase to the world," he added.

With inputs from Agencies

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