"To my dearest friends, fans, family and well-wishers, Thank you for your kind birthday wishes, prayers and affection. You inspire me to work harder and make even more beautiful music. Luckily I am not yet 50! May the Almighty keep us all united, keep our hearts pure and compassionate," A R Rahman posted on Facebook
A R Rahman, who posted the video on Facebook, wrote: On this day, in 2008, humanity was tried, tested and annihilated. This song, written by Gulzar with music by Vasant Desai and sung by me is dedicated to all victims of hate. You are welcome to join me in this prayer
An elated Mr Rahman wrote on Twitter: With the CM of West Bengal, The Prince of Kolkata & The King of Soccer. Mamata Banerjee, who shared photographs from the event on Facebook, wrote: The legend Pele is in Kolkata after 38 long years. We are indeed very happy to have him with us on the eve of Durga Puja, our biggest festival
In a Facebook post two days ago, Rahman dismissed the fatwa and defended the right to religious freedom and tolerance. He wrote: "What if I had the good fortune of meeting Allah and he asked me on the Judgement day, 'I gave you faith, talent, money, fame and health... why did you not do music for my beloved Muhammad (sals) film?"