• AR Rahman composing music during his flight journey.
    AR Rahman composing music during his flight journey.AR Rahman/Facebook
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    AR Rahman during "I" trailer launchVarinder Chawla

Music maestro AR Rahman has turned 48 years on Tuesday, 6 January. As a birthday treat to his fans, the music legend has said that he will announce something special during the live chat on Facebook from 8pm to 9pm on Tuesday. 

The two time Academy award winner has also asked his fans to ask questions by tagging @myqyuki on Facebook and Twitter with a hashtag #HBDARR. 

Meanwhile, Celebs and fans have wished the 'Mozart from Madras', who has made it to the list of the best musicians' list worldwide.

Lata Mangeshkar

"A.R. Rahman is very talented. I've sung very few songs for him. I love "Jiya jale", "Khamoshiyan Gun-Guna Lagi", "O Paalan Haare" and "Luka Chuppi". Rahman and I came together for the first time for the evergreen "Jiya Jale" in Mani Ratnam's "Dil Se.." and I'm asked to sing that song at every concert that I go to."

Prasoon Joshi

"Artistes and human beings like Rahman are rare. All my work with Rahman is very special to me. Much as I enjoyed writing fun songs like "Masti ki paathshala" and "Masakalli", I cherish exploring the spiritual side of my creativity in the songs "Arziyaan" and "Zariya". May god bless him with some of the happiness that he has given us through his music."

Ayushmann Khurrana

"A.R. Rahman is a living legend. He has always been ahead of our times. His melodies have a phenomenal range. They're always filled with surprises. He carries in himself the sure signs of a master composer. I wish the most reverred music director of our times a Happy Birthday."

Swetha Mohan

"Happy birthday to my dearest Rahman sir.. may God bless him with happiness and good health ! #ARR #ARRAHMAN http://fb.me/1SkXE2xNc"

Dharan Kumar

"The reason I wanted to become a music director is because I grew up listening to @arrahman sirs music. Happy birthday sir. #HBDARR"

Huma Fatima

"Happy Birthday to @arrahman the greatest legandry musician of not only this century but this millenium. #HBDARR"

Dilani Rabindran

"Happy Birthday to @arrahman - one who has redefined world & cinematic music & continues to push the boundaries of rhythm & melody! #HBDARR"

Rakesh V Chandran

"The day Mani Ratnam gave a chance to @arrahman rooted in the change of the fate of Tamil music industry! #HappyBirthdayARRahman #HBDARR"


"He still works 18 hours a day, sleeps on d floor and readys extra tunes to impress directors, and thats why he is @arrahman #HBDARR"