AR Rahman has achieved international fame and has represented Indian music globally. The demure and reserved musician is a man of few words and more action as his music has made us tap our feet, sent us into a trance and made us shed tears. His expertise in fusing Indian folk melody with western music has won him various accolades, both in India and abroad.
AR Rahman, who started his career as a composer with the film Roja in 1992, has subsequently composed music for films in other languages, including Hindi and English. He even received 2 Oscars for his work on Slumdog Millionaire in 2009. All these achievements and international fame greatly increased his value and that is why a dress once worn by him sold at an auction for a whopping ₹6.75 lakhs.
The Rajasthan Cosmo Club Foundation’s 28th Foundation Day function was held at the Alwarpet Music Academy recently. Tamil Nadu Handloom Minister R. Gandhi, who was present, announced a donation of one lakh rupees at the event. As part of the event, a dress, used by AR Rahman, was auctioned for Rs 6.75 lakh under a scheme to help those who could not afford to buy clothes. One Pramod Suradia bought the dress at the auction.