A R Rahman's mother Kareema Begum breathed her last today in Chennai. According to reports, she has been feeling unwell for a while and today, lost her battle against death. The composer has been very closed to her mother and to confirm the news, probably, he shared her picture on Twitter. In an interview to Chennai Times, Rahman had once revealed, "She has music instincts. Spiritually she is much higher than me in the way she thinks and takes decisions." She was her driving force to become not just an all-renowned musician but an Oscar winner too as his mother, made him leave school to take up music seriously. AR Rahman on BAFTA’s Breakthrough Initiative in India: It Will Enable Indian Talent to Cross Borders and Stand Proud on a World Stage
Condolences have poured in for the musician's loss, all wishing she rests in peace.
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) December 28, 2020
Harshdeep Kaur wished for Amma's gentle soul
Dear Sir.. deeply saddened by your loss.. may god give you strength.
Remembering Amma’s wonderful and gentle soul. She will forever remain in our hearts 🙏🏼
— Harshdeep Kaur (@HarshdeepKaur) December 28, 2020
Shweta Mohan is equally grief stricken
Deepest condolences Sir 😞😞🙏
— Shweta Mohan (@_ShwetaMohan_) December 28, 2020
Mohan Raja has offered his condolences
Our deepest condolences sir May her Soul Rest In Peace
— Mohan Raja (@jayam_mohanraja) December 28, 2020
We also wish that may her soul rest in peace.