Rahman, whose tunes are known nationally and internationally, thanked his fans on Facebook.
Rahman won the Oscar for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for Danny Boyle's 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire. (Also Read: This Medley Tribute to A R Rahman Will Give You 'Serious Goosebumps')
The composer, who has given hit tracks like Tu Hi Re, Maa Tujhe Salaam and Urvasi Urvasi, has also won four National Awards.
His last year's composition for Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone's Tamasha was warmly received by music lovers as well.