Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Rahman's maiden post-Oscar musical show on May 3 in Kerala

Kozhikode, Mar 29 (PTI) People cannot ask for anything more when music maestro A R Rahman agrees to conduct his maiden musical extravaganza show in the city since receiving the Oscar award.
Such is the euphoria of the otherwise soccer-crazy people here that they feel overwhelmingly pride in welcoming Rahman on May three to perform in the most-deserving manner.

"I never thought he would opt to come here straight after winning the Oscar. Kollywood or Bollywood should have been his choice and therefore we are very lucky," says Sreekumar, a college student.

Describing the music wizard as a household name in Kerala, he says, "we see him as our boy next door as he started his musical career from this state before moving to Chennai." The 'Mozzard of Madras', as Rahman is popularly known, will be performing the show to raise funds for the treatment and rehabilitation of HIV positive orphaned children.

"That is what makes him special... He is very humble when it comes to commitment. Otherwise, we don't think a person of his stature will find time to come down here amid his busy schedule," says Parvathi, a school teacher.

Meanwhile, the district administration is arranging foolproof security at the Corporation stadium here, where the programme is scheduled to be held. Rahman would be heading a 107-member musical troop for the show. PTI

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