Street in Canada's Markham City named after AR Rahman; Musician pens gratitude note
"I never imagined this ever in my life. I am very grateful to all of you..." AR Rahman wrote
AR Rahman, the Oscar Award-winning- musician, has been honoured by naming a street after him in Markham city in Canada's Ontario state.
In a statement, the Mozart of Madras extended his gratitude for the honour. He wrote, "I never imagined this ever in my life. I am very grateful to all of you, the Mayor of Markham, Canada (Frank Scarpitti) and counsellors, Indian Consulate General (Apoorva Srivastava) and the people of Canada."
Briefing about his name, the musician said that Rahman means merciful. "The merciful is the quality of the common God we all have, and one can only be the servant of merciful. So let that name bring peace, prosperity, happiness and health to all the people living in Canada. God bless you all," he added.
Rahman also thanked all the Indians and creative people who worked with him. "I am a very small drop in the ocean. I feel like this gives me immense responsibility to do much more and be inspiring not to get tired and not to retire yet. Even if I get tired I'll remember that I have more things to do, more people to connect, more bridges to cross." "Ella Pughazhum Iraivanuke," he signed off.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Rahman, who last composed for Fahadh Faasil's Malayankunju, is awaiting the release of Cobra, Ponniyin Selvan: 1 and Ayalaan.