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.