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AR Rahman meets music icon Ilaiyaraaja at Chennai Airport; ‘the destination is always…’

AR Rahman recently met musical genius Ilaiyaraaja at Chennai airport as they were arriving from their respective overseas trips. The music director and Oscar-winning singer shared a video of his last encounter with Ilaiyaraaja, which received huge love from fans as they cheered on the ‘legends’. While AR Rahman was returning from Canada, Ilaiyaraaja was back from Budapest.

Music icons AR Rahman and Ilaiyaraaja meet at Chennai airport

Taking to his Instagram handle on Thursday, September 1, Rahman shared a brief video of himself smiling with the Rajya Sabha member. In the caption, he mentioned, “We are back from different continents… but the destination is still தமிழ்நாடு #tamilnadu 🫶 @ilayaraja_official from #budapest @arrahman from #Usa #canada.” Looked.


Reacting to the post, fans dropped comments like, “Two legends,” “Enough happiness for the day,” and “WOW and the legend!” among others.

For the uninitiated, AR Rahman was in Canada for a concert in Toronto. The artist was also honored by Canadian authorities who named a street in the town of Markham after him. Expressing his gratitude following the incident, Rahman wrote a note which read “I never imagined this in my life. I am grateful to all of you, to the Mayor of Markham, to Canada (Frank Scarpitti) and to the advisers, to the Indian Consulate General (Apoorva Srivastava) and the people of Canada.”

He continued: “The name AR Rahman is not mine. It means merciful. The merciful is the quality of the common God that we all have and one can only be the servant of the merciful. So let this name bring peace , prosperity, happiness, and health to all people living in Canada. God bless you all.

(PICTURE: INSTAGRAM/ @ARRAHMAN)