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When AR Rahman was offered Canadian citizenship

Sunday, May 5, 2019 • Telugu Comments

When AR Rahman was offered Canadian citizenship

There is a controversy raging over the citizenship of Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar who is holding a Canadian passport, and his detractors are targetting him alleging that he has given up his Indian citizenship.  

Let's take a look at an episode involving AR Rahman.  A Mayor of Canada once offered citizenship of that country to the Mozart of Madras.  The maestro's reply is awesome and makes every Indian proud.  Here is how his reply reads: "Thank you for your kind invitation to set up a base in Canada, Mr. Mayor. I am indeed very touched and moved by your gesture. I am well settled and happy in Tamil Nadu, India with my family, friends and the people there. Do visit our KM Music Conservatory when you come to India the next time.  I will also look into interesting artistic collaborations between Canada and India."

The Canadian government has honored A.R. Rahman by naming a street after him in the state of Ontario.  That's wow!

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