Condolences pour in for composer AR Rahman, as music maestro’s mother Kareema Begum has passed away. The composer posted a picture of his mother on his social media page and confirmed the news. It is said that Kareema Begum passed away due to ill health.
Celebrities such as filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, singer Salim Merchant, Harshdeep Kaur and more expressed their sorrow.
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur wrote, “@arrahman Your heart is broken, I know. But your mother left you with an inner strength, an inner resilience and belief…that I have seen and admired for long. Stay strong, my friend…”
Singer and composer Salim Merchant shared, “@arrahman Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un….Very sorry for your loss AR. We pray that Amma gets Jannat-Ul-firdaus”
Singer Harshdeep Kaur expressed, “@arrahman Dear Sir…deeply saddened by your loss…may god give you strength. Remembering Amma’s wonderful and gentle soul. She will forever remain in our hearts”
Rahman was raised by his mother Kareema Begum (Kasthuri Sekhar) after his father music conductor RK Shekhar passed away when he was only nine years old.