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Oscar winning Rahman says India a perfect example of peaceful coexistence

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Updated: 04:35 GMT, Sep 11, 2017 | Published: 03:48 GMT, Sep 10, 2017 |
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World renowned music composer A.R. Rahman on Saturday (September 09) said it was a miracle that so many faiths existed peacefully in India.

It is imperative that this coexistence is taken to the next level, rather than destroying it, the music maestro said at an event in New Delhi.

Rahman’s expressed these views after a reporter queried him on his comments pertaining to the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in India’s southern city of Bengaluru on Tuesday (September 05).

The ‘Mozart of Madras’, reportedly, on Friday (September 08) expressed grief and said if incidents like Lankesh’s murder kept happening, then that India was not the nation he knew.

Lankesh, editor of the ‘Gauri Lankesh Patrike’, a magazine described as an ‘anti-establishment’ publication, was shot by three motorcycle-borne gunmen outside her house on Tuesday.

At the event, Rahman launched his latest project named-‘Sufi Route’ a music concert, which is a Sufi, folk and poetry festival to help spread diversity, freedom of expression and harmony.

It will be hosted in the city on November 18 this year.

A.R. Rahman is a two time Oscar winner and well known for his work in the Hollywood movie ‘Slumdog Millionare’. He also grabbed two Grammys and BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards.

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