In a shocking course of events, Bollywood music maestro AR Rahman's mother Kareema Begum has left for her heavenly abode in Chennai. Taking to his Twitter account, the legendary musician confirmed this unfortunate news by sharing a beautiful throwback picture of her mother all smiles. As per a report in Times Of India, Kareema Begum passed away due to ill health. AR Rahman was extremely close to his mother and used to often take her for most of his gigs and shrine visits. In one of his interviews with CT, the Dil Bechara music composer had revealed how it was his mother who first thought of his career in the music industry.
"She has music instincts. Spiritually, she is much higher than me in the way she thinks and takes decisions. For instance, her decision of making me take up music. She made me leave school in Class XI and take up music. It was her conviction that music is the line for me," told AR Rahman. Further, Rahman had said how he and his mother didn't share a relationship like those in films; however, they had a great amount of respect and love for each other. Rahman was brought up by his late mother after his father breathed his last when the music maestro was only 9 years old.
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As soon as AR Rahman confirmed the news, a lot of celebrities and fans poured in their condolences. "My Heartfelt condolence to you and your family sir.. My prayers for her soul to rest in peace," wrote South director Cheran, while a fan tweeted, "Dear AR sir, your mother was witness to your growth and success as a world renowned music composer. Very sad to know that she is no more. May God give you and your family strength to overcome this loss. May her soul rest in peace ! We share your grief."
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