World-famous musician, AR Rahman, took a moment to share a huge milestone with his audiences and fans. He now has a street named after him! This street lies in Canada’s Markham City and recognizes Rahman for his outstanding musical talent.
In sharing this good news, Rahman posted on his Instagram, stating, “Honoured and grateful for this recognition from @cityofmarkham and the people of Canada 🇨🇦 🇮🇳 EPI #arrahmanstreet #markham #canada #celebratingdiversity #infinitelovearr”.
In a statement, Rahman described,
“I never imagined this ever in my life. I am very grateful to all of you, the Mayor of Markham, Canada (Frank Scarpitti) and counsellors, Indian Consulate General (Apoorva Srivastava) and the people of Canada. The name A.R. Rahman is not mine. It means merciful. The merciful is the quality of the common God we all have and one can only be the servant of merciful. So let that name bring peace, prosperity, happiness and health to all the people living in Canada. God bless you all. I want to thank my brothers and sisters of India for all the love. All the creative people who worked with me, who gave me the inspiration to rise up and celebrate hundred years of cinema; with all the legends included. I am a very small drop in the ocean. I feel like this gives me immense responsibility to do much more and be inspiring; not to get tired and not to retire… yet. Even if I get tired I’ll remember that I have more things to do, more people to connect, more bridges to cross.”