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New Tamil Anthem by the 'Oscar Tamilian'!

By: By : Settu Shankar
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A R Rahman, now popularly known in the state as the 'Oscar Tamilan' is all set to compose a new tune to make a new Tamil Anthem for the world Tamil people.

Lyricist Vairamuthu said recently at an audio launch, "I will be writing the lyrics for the new Tamil anthem, which is an invocation and will reach out to all the Tamils around the globe. The music for the anthem will be composed by the double Oscar winner A.R.Rahman!"

A.R.Rahman's first composition 'Chinna Chinna Aasai...' for the movie Roja was written by Vairamuthu, which had fetched both of them a national award.

According to the lyricist, Tamilians living in foreign countries will have their own Tamil anthem just like our present anthem 'Neerarum Kadaludttha Nila Madanthai'.

It was written by famous poet Manonmaniam Sundaram Pillai and based on the landscapes and boundaries of erstwhile Tamil Nadu. The need for a new anthem was brought to notice when Vairamuthu and A.R.Rahman attended a function together in Malaysia and sang the Tamil anthem in their own.

Speaking about the glorious moment when Rahman bagged the Oscar and ended his winning speech in Tamil, Vairamuthu said, "Rahman's passion for his mother tongue was evident when he addressed an elite gathering in Tamil. Also, at a time when Tamil has been declared as a classic language by the Centre, I felt proud that Rahman chose to speak Tamil at an international stage."

A couple of days before, AR Rahman had also confirmed what Vairamuthu said in the function. He said, "I will compose music for the new Tamil Anthem once Vairamuthu completes his work.."

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