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Mani Ratnam to launch Rahman's biography

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Updated: March 22, 2011, 7:12 PM IST
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Mani Ratnam to launch Rahman's biography
The biography, 'A.R. Rahman: The Spirit of Music' is penned by Nasreen Munni Kabir

New Delhi: A.R. Rahman's fans will soon be able to get an insight into the music maestro's life through his biography "A.R. Rahman: The Spirit of Music" penned by renowned writer Nasreen Munni Kabir.

The book, which provides a fascinating window into the world of the Mozart of Madras, will be launched by filmmaker Mani Ratnam on April 6.

"It is indeed a rare honour to publish this book. A.R. Rahman's journey, like that of most great artists, is one that moves and inspires. Nasreen Munni Kabir has recorded this journey, over the last three years. This book also has a CD with A.R. Rahman's compositions for free distribution with the first edition," Ajay Mago, publisher, Om Books International said in a statement.

Rahman started his career by composing commercials for cinema and television until he got his big break in Ratnam's 1991 film Roja. After that, there was no looking back for the composer.

The 45-year-old is the first Indian composer to win two Academy Awards for the 2008 blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire. He also walked away with two Grammy awards for the same movie.

First Published: March 22, 2011, 7:12 PM IST
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