World-renowned music composer AR Rahman announced a generous amount of Rs. 1 crore for Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. Kerala which faced its worst rain and floods in the past 100 years has recorded a death toll of 483 and property damage of worth Rs. 20000 crores.
Rahman took to Twitter to announce that he and his team of artists are donating the money to Kerala. “From my artists and me touring the USA… To our brothers and sisters of Kerala! May this small offering help in providing you with some relief!” tweeted Rahman. The music composer is currently on a concert tour in the United States of America and made this announcement after his show in Washington. He is going to return to India on September 5 and will attend the music launch of Mani Ratnam’s latest release Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, and will be performing the songs live.
Recently, the music maestro has also performed for the victims of Kerala floods and dedicated a special song for them. During his concert in California, he modified the lyrics of his iconic song ‘Mustafa Mustafa’ to ‘Don’t worry Kerala..’. and sung it for the victims. Now, the huge donation of Rahman is getting appreciated widely.