He is a man who doesn’t need the introduction is a multi-talented, singer, composer, musician AR Rahman to perform at UN on Independence Day 2016. He stood second place to perform at the UN whereas MS Subbulakshmi, the first Indian artist to perform at the United Nations in 1966.
The Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman will perform on India’s Independence Day 2016. Syed Akbaruddin tweeted on his Twitter account about the event. Akbaruddin, the India’s ambassador to the UN, tweeted like Jai Ho to echo @UN AR Rahman to perform @UN in homage to MS Subbulakshmi on India’s 70th Independence Day.
The Oscar and Grammy award winner AR Rahman will perform on August 15 in UN General Assembly. The concert aims to commemorate the birth centenary of the legendary Carnatic music vocalist and Bharat Ratna awardee.
— Syed Akbaruddin (@AkbaruddinIndia) July 29, 2016
A beautiful coincide is that MS Subbulakshmi is called to perform at UN General Assembly when she was 50. Now it is 50 years after her performance where AR Rahman is going to perform in homage to MS Subbulakshmi.
She was invited by the then UN Secretary General late Thant and then Cheif de Cabinet late CV Narasimhan to perform in the UN General Assembly, becoming the first Indian artist to perform.