He may be the Mozart of Madras but it's Ontario, Canada that's named a street in honour of Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman.
He is one of the few Indians to have won two Grammy awards and two Academy Awards, yet he retains the humility of a common man. Celebrated Indian singer-composer A R Rahman, also known by the sobriquet 'Mozart of Madras', says he can never let stardom consume him.
In a rare interview, the Mozart of Madras talks about dropping out of school, struggling to make it big and life after fame. Here are the highlights:
No amount of stardom will ever consume my soul and I will always remain a common man, says Oscar-winning musician A R Rahman.