AR Rahman's Mother, Kareema Begum Dies In Chennai, Music Composer Shares Her Picture On Twitter

Legendary music composer, AR Rahman's mother, Kareema Begum died in Chennai, and the singer has confirmed the news by sharing a picture of her on Twitter. See the picture inside!

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AR Rahman's Mother, Kareema Begum Dies In Chennai, Music Composer Shares Her Picture On Twitter

The Oscar-winning music composer, AR Rahman, who has mesmerised us with his soothing melodies and iconic compositions over the decades is experiencing one of the most heartbreaking moments of his entire life. The singer had always heaped immense praise and love on his mother, Kareema Begum’s influence on his life and career. From crediting her entirely for his success in the music industry to revealing how many things she had sacrificed for his dreams and happiness, Kareema ji was an epitome of a mother's love. But the doting son’s mother has passed away in Chennai after being ill for some time now, according to various reports in the media. (Recommended Read: Asin Thottumkal's Hubby, Rahul Sharma Turned Santa For Daughter Arin, Cuts Cutest Cake With Li'l One)

Everyone was praying for AR Rahman to post an official statement to refute all the reports and rumours of his mother’s demise in the media. But the doting son shared a picture of his mom and confirmed the reports with his saddening gesture on Twitter. Scroll down to see it!

On December 28, 2020, legendary music composer, AR Rahman took to his Twitter handle and shared a beautiful portrait of his mother, Kareema Begum and confirmed all the reports of his mother’s demise by multiple media houses. It has been reported that Rahman’s mother was ill for a while and has taken her last breath in Chennai. Soon a lot of his industry mates has started sharing their condolences to the doting son, who was deeply attached to his mother and had always credited her for his success. Some of the tweets from his fans and friends are below. Take a look: (Don’t Miss: Shilpa Shetty Kundra Shares Glimpses Of Her Mother-In-Law's Work Out Session, Calls Her 'Full Force')

Earlier in an interview with CT, AR Rahman had revealed that it was his mother, Kareema Begum’s idea to put him in the field of music. Surprisingly, he had stated that his ammi jaan had made him leave school in the XI standard and go on to pursue a career in music. He had said, “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.”

For the uninitiated, AR Rahman had written one of the most popular songs of his career and in the history of music in India, Maa Tujhe Salaam for his mother, Kareema Begum. The Oscar-winning music composer had revealed it in an interview with the IANS a few years ago and had stated, “I had this in my mind on how to crack it because I was very objective about it, thinking whether patriotism will work or not. So, I was like, forget about the country, let’s do it as a personal song -- like singing a song for one’s mother. That’s how it was created.” (Also Read: Arjun Kapoor Is Enjoying With His GF, Malaika Arora At Her Sister, Amrita Arora's Beach-House In Goa)

Rest in peace, Kareema ji!

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