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Rahman dedicates song to race attack victims during Dubai gig

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

Music maestro A R Rahman on Friday dedicated a song to the victims of race attacks during his concert in Sharjah.

Before performing the track from starrer "Swades", the Oscar-winning composer lamented the racial hatred which is affecting people around the world.

"In this movie a successful engineer wants to return to to do something for the nation. Nowadays, people are also looking to return but for a different reason. And the reason is racism," Rahman said.

Malayalam cinema's new sensation Dulquer Salmaan was among the audience and also took the stage to praise the music director during the concert.

"One of my greatest honour has been to feature in a song composed by Rahman sir. He is a legend and there isn't a genre he hasn't cracked," he said.

Rahman started the concert with some soulful numbers including "Naadaan Parindey" from "Rockstar" and even his first Malayalam song he had composed.

Singers Marthik, Neeti Mohan and Beni Dayal also sang during the concert which was organized by Matrubhoomi.

"Wish the whole world made more friends than enemies," Rahman concluded the gig.

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First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 10:48 IST