(Am sorry, the comment is too big, pls bear with me, this is not about my drawing but about the my favourite musician A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire Music Composer, winner of 2 Academy Awards)
AR. Rahman was born in 1966 as Dilip kumar . The maestro showed traits of his musical talents at a very young age that his tender hands smoothed over the piano keys at the age of 4. He lost his father very early in life and the burden of supporting his family fell on his little shoulders.
Rahman stepped into the music career as a keyboard player in the great music director Illyaraja's troup. Rattled by fate's ill will his family was helped by a Sufi saint spiritually that his family embraced Islam and that is how Dilip Kumar turned out to be Allah Rakha Rahman that the world now identifies him as.
His father, R K Shekhar, who was a composer, arranger and conductor for Malayalam films died when Rahman was just 9 years-old and his family rented out and sold out musical equipment as a source of income. Later there was a turning point when Dileep Kumar decided to rechristen himself as A R Rahman.
The biography of AR Rahman's career spans somewhere over a decade, but he has already sold over one hundred million records world-wide and more than two hundred million cassettes. This has brought Rahman into the category of the world's top 25 all-time top selling recording artists. Though AR Rahman is the undisputed leader in Indian contemporary music in the present times
Rahman's pace in his musical career took a giant leap when he composed for "The Bombay Dreams," a stage production of the famous musician Andrew Lloyd Webber that served to be his debut in Hollywood.
Now, he has become the first Indian to win 2 Academy Awards and he thoroughly deserves it.
(P.S. Am proud to say that he lives next to my home at Chennai, India)
About my drawing: I dedicate this drawing to A.R. Rahman, i rejoice his music, actually the best part of my drawing is the hair, generally so far in the portraits i struggled with the hair, this is the first time i am satisfied with my own work... I could have done better in the whole portrait, i learnt from my mistakes, and am sure i can do well in my next work.