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Happy Birthday AR Rahman: Songs of Music Maverick That Need To Be On Your Playlist Today

As the singer-composer turns a year older, we bring you some of his best songs that need to be on your playlist today.

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Updated:January 6, 2018, 11:36 AM IST
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Happy Birthday AR Rahman: Songs of Music Maverick That Need To Be On Your Playlist Today
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Referred to as 'The Mozart Of Madras', AR Rahman kicked off his music career back in 1992 with Roja. The singer-composer, who turns a year older today, was born as Dileep Shekhar. With films like Bombay, Taal and Lagaan, the maestro initiated a process which earned a special spot for Indian film music on the global front. An Honorary Fellow of the Trinity College of Music, Rahman is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, and was named as one of the 'World's Most Influential People' by Time in 2009. He has won four national awards and several Filmfare awards. For Slumdog Millionaire, he won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song and made everyone proud.

Interestingly, Rahman has worked with various genres- be it Indian classical, electronic music or orchestral arrangement and managed to impress listeners at all times through his songs.

Some call him a living legend, others refer to him as the music maverick, but no matter which title is used - AR Rahman is a league of his own! As the singer-composer turns a year older, we bring you some of his best songs that need to be on your playlist today.

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