Oscar award-winning composer AR Rahman is a pride of India. Recently, the Canda government honoured him by naming a street after him. AR Rahman was overwhelmed by the gesture and shared pictures from the occasion.
In a statement, AR Rahman said, "I never imagined this ever in my life. I am very grateful to all of you, the Mayor of Markham, Canada (Frank Scarpitti) and counsellors, Indian Consulate General (Apoorva Srivastava) and the people of Canada. The name AR Raham is not mine. It means merciful. The merciful is the quality of the common God we all have and one can only be the servent of merciful. So let the name bring peace, prosperity, happiness and health to all the people living in Canada. God bless you all. I want to thank my brothers and sisters of India for all the love. All the creative people who worked with me, who gave me the inspiration to rise up and celebrate hundred years of cinema; with all the legends included. I am a very small drop in the ocean. I feel like this gives me immense responsibility to do much more and be inspiring; not to get tired and not to retire...yet. Even if I get tired I'll remember that I have more things to do, more people to connect, more bridges to cross."