Music composer AR Rahman’s mother Kareema Begum passes away

AR Rahman posted a message on twitter and confirmed that his mother has passed away.

Music composer AR Rahman’s mother Kareema Begum passed away today in Chennai. The Oscar winning music composer confirmed the news as he posted a message on his social media. It is being said that she passed away due to ill health.
Rahman posted a picture of his mother on his Twitter account, many people from the industry left their condolences and shared that she was a beautiful soul.

Kareema Shekhar was the wife of music composer RK Shekhar. She took care of all her children when he passed away when Rahman was 9 years old.
Rahman has credited his mother for identifying his talent in music and said that she played a pivotal role in his success. He was in fact very close to her. He had also stated that he and his mother have immense respect for each other.