Music maestro AR Rahman’s mother Kareema Begum dies in Chennai, AR Rahman posted a picture of her mother on social media and confirmed the news. It is reported that his mother passed away due to ill health and her cremation is going to take later today.
Kareema Begum was married to Rajagopala Kulashekharan, an Indian music composer who worked mainly for Malayalam movies. He composed music for 52 films (23 in Malayalam with 127 songs), and was the music conductor for more than 100 films.
Rahman was very close to his mother and he had revealed about the bond he shared with his mother in several interviews. born Dileep Kumar, was raised by Kareena Begum, originally named Kashturi Sekhar, after his father RK Shekhar passed away when he was only nine-year-old. He has also said in an interview that it was his mother who decided that AR Rahman would take music in the future.