AR Rahman’s Mother, Kareema Begum, Dies; Mohan Raja, Shekhar Kapur, Shreya Ghoshal, Harshdeep Kaur and others tweet tributes


AR Rahman shared this photo. (Image courtesy: Instagram)


  • Kareema Begum died in Chennai on Monday
  • “She will forever remain in our hearts,” Harshdeep Kaur tweeted.
  • “Dear Mr. Rahman, stay strong,” wrote music composer Thaman.

New Delhi:

Oscar winner music composer AR RahmanKareema Begum’s mother died in Chennai on Monday, sources close to the family said, the PTI news agency reported. The music teacher, on Monday afternoon, shared a photo of his mother on his Twitter profile without a caption. In reaction to his tweet, his friends from the film and music industry offered their condolences to the singer. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and DMK President M K Stalin also paid tribute to Kareema Begum on Twitter. Director Mohan Raja, producer Dr. Dhananjayan, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, music composers Shreya Ghoshal, Thaman, singer Harshdeep Kaur, and many others expressed their regret on social media.

“Our condolences sir. May your soul rest in peace,” Mohan Raja tweeted.

Shreya Ghoshal wrote: “Deeply saddened by this news, Mr. Rahman. You were one of the kindest and most loving people I have ever met. Praying for your departed soul.”

“Dear sir … deeply saddened by your loss … may God give you strength. Remembering Amma’s wonderful and gentle soul. She will forever remain in our hearts,” Harshdeep Kaur tweeted.

Shekhar Kapur, close to AR Rahman, paid his tribute with these words: “Your heart is broken, I know. But your mother left you an inner strength, an inner resistance and a belief … that I have seen and admired for a long time. Stay strong, my friend. “


Director Vignesh Shivan tweeted: “What a lovely person, whom we will deeply miss! What a beautiful life he lived. He made everyone around him feel safe, strong and blessed! Teaching the right things and leading the family correctly ! We are very sorry”. for this loss. Our condolences, sir! Stay strong “.

“Our condolences sir. It is a great loss to you and your family. Please be careful,” read Dr. Dhananjayan’s tweet.

Music composer Thaman wrote: “God couldn’t be everywhere so He created mothers. Nothing is more painful in this world than losing someone you love so much. I am so heartbroken, but I will pray for your dead soul in every moment of my life. Dear Mr. Rahman, stay strong. “

AR Rahman is known for composing soundtracks for critically acclaimed films such as Guru, Rockstar, Dil Se, Red, Lagaan, Raanjhanaa and Swades. He has won the national awards six times while he has won twice at Oscars and Grammys (all four for his work on the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire).


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