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A R Rahman's life story at Rs. 499


Sat, Jun 06, 2009 10:30 IST

A R Rahman The first authorized biography of Indian music genius A R Rahman is going to be published on June 10.

Titled 'A R Rahman: The Musical Storm', the biography, written by Chennai-based Kamini Mathai, will be published by Penguin India. The title is apparently inspired from the nickname 'Isai Puyal' (Music Storm) given to Rahman by several Tamil commentators and critics.

Born as A. S. Dileep Kumar in a musically affluent family, Rahman lost his father at an early age.




The book says about the death of Rahman's father RK Sekhar when Rahman was nine; his efforts as a teenager to keep the family afloat by playing sessions, missing schools; his reasons for embracing Islam and turning to Sufism; his discovery by Mani Ratnam and his subsequent ascent to fame, Penguin said in a release.

While Rahman's talent was indisputably recognized in India years ago, he struck international fame early this year by winning two Oscars for his score in Slumdog Millionaire .

Time magazine has referred to Rahman as the 'Mozart of Madras' and the magazine also placed him in its list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2009.

'A R Rahman: The Musical Storm' is priced at Rs 499.



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