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Mani Ratnam launches AR Rahman's biography

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Published: Thursday, April 7, 2011, 14:29 [IST]

Ace director Mani Ratnam launched AR Rahman's biography yesterday evening in Mumbai. The biography titled 'AR Rahman: The Spirit of Music' is written by renowned film writer Nasreen Munni Kabir and published by Om Books International.

Speaking at the book launch event, AR Rahman thanked his family, friends and his mentors, who have helped him to shape his career. The two time Oscar Award winner recalled his difficult times, when her mother sold his sister's jewellery to buy equipments for his studio.

Mani Ratnam, who introduced AR Rahman to the film industry with Roja in 1991, said that he is a big fan of his music and an admirer of a human being like the Mozart of Madras. Writer Nasreen Munni said that she took eight years to complete the biography. Recalling her experience, she added that they interacted in different countries and thanked Rahman for giving her the opportunity to pen the book.

'AR Rahman: The Spirit of Music' will give an insight into Oscar Award winner AR Rahman's life. It features some interesting facts, rare photos etc., of AR Rahman. However, the book launch event was attended by Ashutosh Gowariker, Javed Akhtar, Ramgopal Varma, Subhash Ghai, Imtiaz Ali and others celebrities.

Topics: mani ratnam, ar rahman
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