Happy Birthday A R Rahman: 10 of his songs that will stir your soul

Happy Birthday A R Rahman: 10 of his songs that will stir your soul news
Pooja Sharma By Pooja Sharma | 06 Jan 2017 14:28:01.4500000 IST

Music is the greatest gift given to Mankind by the Almighty, and it would not be wrong to say that music maestro A R Rahman is one of the greatest gifts that India is blessed with.

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The music composer keeps on delivering hits after hits so it’s difficult to keep a count of all his masterpieces or to point out which one exactly is his best.

On the occasion of his 50th birthday we bring you 10 A R Rahman songs that touch your soul.

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‘Roja Jaaneman’
This romantic song from ROJA was Rahman’s debut as a composer. From his debut itself Rahman proved his mettle and there was no looking back ever. The entire soundtrack of this film was listed in ‘10 Best Soundtrack’ of all time.

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‘Tu Hi Re’
This one is an iconic romantic song from the 90’s. Hariharan and Kavita Krishnamurthy’s soulful voice and the melodious track is heart wrenching.

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‘Yeh Jo Des Hai’
This song from SWADES film made every single person cry who are away from their motherland. Its soulful lyrics and Rahman’s voice makes this song one of his most touching song ever.

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‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’
This song from Rahman’s album ‘Vande Mataram’ is a charged up on emotions and patriotic feeling. Every time this song plays it not only gives you goose bumps but also well up your eyes as its soulful rendition by Rahman touches everyone hearts.

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‘Aye Ajnabee’
DIL SE films’ soundtrack was yet another gem that Rahman gave to Bollywood. Rendered by Udit Narayan and Mahalakshmi Iyer this song is so touching that it will move you to tears and pierce your heart.

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‘Lukka Chuppi’
This song is undoubtedly one of Rahman’s best compositions ever and nobody can deny that. Lata Mangeshkar’s voice is enough to touch your soul. High on emotions ‘Lukka Chuppi’ is one of those rare compositions which stir your emotions instantly. Based on the concern of a mother for her son, this song is one such song that you should definitely hear before you die.

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‘Khwaja Mere Khwaja’
A Sufi number, ‘Khwaja Mere Khwaja’ from JODHAA AKBAR film provides an instant connection between the almighty and one’s soul. This soulful composition puts you in trance effortlessly.

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‘Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gayi’
This romantic-sad song from GHAJINI is a gift for all die-hard romantic souls out there. Only a composer like Rahman gives us such varied genre of songs and yet never ceases to surprise us.

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‘Rehna Tu’
This romantic track from DELHI 6 is sheer poetry. Right from its lyrics to the music, everything about ‘Rehna Tu’ is LOVE, LOVE and LOVE.

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‘Kun Faya Kun’
The entire soundtrack of ROCKSTAR is extraordinary. But this Sufi song ‘Kun Faya Kun’ from the album takes you in to an altogether different world. No one can compose a Sufi song better than AR Rahman.

We wish our exceptionally talented music maestro A R Rahman a very Happy Birthday and a melodious year ahead. We Love you Rahman.

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