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Music maestro A R Rahman in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:24/11/18: After the arrival of music maestro A R Rahman in the Odisha capital, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday released the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup anthem.

The anthem ‘Jai Hind India’ has been composed by Rahman and penned by celebrated writer-lyricist Gulzar.

“We are delighted that A R Rahman ji is here with us in Odisha. We are very lucky that he will be performing at two places, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Millions of his fans in Odisha are looking forward to listen to the music maestro,” the Chief Minister said.


He also tweeted a thank you note to Rahman, Shah Rukh Khan and Gulzar.

Earlier in the day, Naveen and Rahman discussed music particularly conservation of traditional and tribal musical instruments and digitisation of traditional and tribal music at the former’s residence earlier in the day.

The music legend will be performing live at the opening ceremony along with SRK at Kalinga Stadium on November 27. Bollywood sensation Madhuri Dixit will also grace the event. From Ollywood, Sabyasachi and Archita are scheduled to perform.

Rahman will also perform in Cuttack at the World Cup Celebrations event at Barabati Stadium on November 28.

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