Published On: Sun, Jul 10th, 2016

AR Rahman’s comments on Amjad Sabri’s killing


AR Rehman

The Pakistan’s Qawwal Amjad Sabri’s outrageous death developed a lot of love and support for him across the borders.

Nevertheless, Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman’s response to Amjad’s murder is quite astonishing. He said in an interview when inquired “We should actually stop talking about all this,”

The 49-year-old music ace thinks discussing the event will just ignite public anger. Allah-Rakha Rahman, who born A. S. Dileep Kumar stated that “We should actually stop talking about all this because it makes people angry and anger is a branch of foolishness,”

The singer additionally states that one can’t alter the world and that all we can do is transform our mentality.

Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician, and philanthropist, A. R. continued by saying that “You cannot change what is happening in the world outside. You have to keep looking within and working on self-refinement and strive to make people happy. You have to keep doing what you’re doing, change yourself, and the world will change,”

Rahman further added that music is an entrance which aids us to get away from chaos.

Amid his awards are two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South. “You see so many things these days — on television, on the internet, and all around us. Good things, bad things…More bad things, in fact. But if you just close your eyes and shut everything out and listen to music, it transports you, it takes you out of the chaos and makes you think even of things that are unthinkable. I think the magic of music has still to be explored fully. We have only scratched the surface. I still feel like a student every time I go into that space.”


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.