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    A R Rahman Unknown Facts

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      Rahman was born as a Hindu and was originally called Dileep Kumar but he embraced Islam after his fatally ill younger sister was cured by a Sufi saint Karimullah Shah Kadri. Dileep Kumar then becamer Allah Rakha Rahman.
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      Rahman wanted to become a computer engineer. He Says 'the computer engineering world’s loss is the music world’s gain.'
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      AR Rahman might be the country’s best musician but he didn’t complete his schooling. Rahman was asked to leave school because of poor attendance at the age of 15.
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      His first salary was Rs. 50 earned for operating a record player.
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      Rahman does not celebrate his birthday in a grandeur way. He offers early morning prayers and visits the orphanage to celebrate his birthday peacefully.
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      A street in Markham, Ontario, Canada, has been named in his honour in November 2013.
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      Rahman's wife Saira was first seen by his mother at a Sufi Darga. When Rahman asked Saira if she would like to marry him, she remained quiet. Later, Rahman realised that she is usually quiet by nature.
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      Rahman and his son, Ameen share the same birth date, that is 6th January!
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      Rahman has three kids, two daughters and a son namely Ameen Khatija and Rahima.
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      In the Limca Book of Records 2007, Rahman holds “Indian of the Year for Contribution to Popular Music” Award.
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      The Oscar winning song "Jai Ho" was initially composed for the Salman Khan starrer- Yuvraaj!
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      In 2012, Rahman revealed that he had received a Christmas card from the family of the President of the United States and dinner invitation at the White House.
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      AR Rahman likes listening to songs based on the raaga Sindhu Bhairavi.
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      Rahman is the only Indian to be featured in ‘List of best-selling music artists of the world’.
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      The keyboard that he played as a teenager is on display in his studio in Chennai.
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      He has won 4 national awards, 15 Filmfare awards and 14 Filmfare awards south, as of 2014. In fact, out of a total of 138 award nominations, he has won 117.
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      He is also the first Asian to have won 2 Oscars in the same year.
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      Airtel's signature tune, composed by Rahman, is the world's most downloaded mobile music with over 150 million downloads.
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      Rahman is popularly nicknamed, 'The Mozart of Madras' and 'Isai Puyal'.
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      In 2006, he launched his own music label KM Music.
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      Rahman likes composing at night as he is not disturbed by phone calls during that hour.

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