Happy Birthday A R Rahman: ‘Dilip Kumar’ was AR Rahman’s real name, so had to change religion: A.R. Rahman who has convinced Indian music from the country to abroad. R. Rahman is celebrating his 52nd birthday today. Rahman’s music does not just relax the heart, but his voice reaches the heart straight. This is the reason why today Rahman has made his own identity from Bollywood to Hollywood.
Not only this, Rahman has also been awarded the most famous Oscar award in the world along with many National and International awards. Please tell that Rahman was born on 6 January 1966 in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. His full name is Allah Rakha Rahman. Rahman’s real name was Dilip Kumar, which he did not like at all. Rahman always wanted to change his name. But they were not getting the right opportunity to do so.
Rahman’s father died at the age of 9
Rahman’s father was also a musician, and has inherited music. Rahman was 9 years old when his father died. The situation in the house became such that he had to sell even the instruments kept at home. Rahman’s mother had full faith in Sufi saint Pir Karimullah. Although his mother believed in Hinduism.
10 years after my father’s death, we went to meet Qadri Saheb. This was said by Rahman during an interview. He was ill. He treated my mother as a daughter. And mother served him during that time. During this time he came to understand that he had to choose a path to move forward. Both her and her mother loved the path of Sufism. Music was inherited from father. Hence they decided to adopt Sufi Islam.
Mother loved Allah Rakha
Regarding changing the name, Rahman once told in the interview that I did not like my name. He didn’t even suit my image. So they thought of changing the name. One time he went to an astrology to show his sister’s horoscope. And I asked him to change his name.
He advised me to name Abdul Rahman and Abdul Rahim. I did not like the name Rahman and mother wanted me to keep Allah Rakha in my name. I liked the name Rahman and keeping in mind the choice of mother, I kept the name AR Rahman.