AR Rahman to Join Pele in Kolkata Tour
Pele will be visiting India for the first time in 38 years. (Photo: Reuters)
Pele will be visiting India for the first time in 38 years. (Photo: Reuters)

AR Rahman to Join Pele in Kolkata Tour

Brazilian football great Pele will be joined by Academy and Grammy award-winning Indian musician AR Rahman during his three-day sojourn in Kolkata, organisers said on Wednsday.

The Mozart of Madras, who is composing the music for three-time World Cup winner’s biopic ‘Pele: Birth of a Legend’, has confirmed that he would join him in ‘The Legends Tour of India.’

Satadru Dutta, chief strategist of the Multicon Group and one of the organisers, said that Rahman will join Pele, former India captain Sourav Ganguly and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for the Legends Night, which will be held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium on October 12. He will also be part of the programmes lined up for the next day.

 Composer A.R. Rahman displays his Oscars (original song and original score) for his work on the film “Slumdog Millionaire” at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, in February 2009. (Photo: Reuters)
Composer A.R. Rahman displays his Oscars (original song and original score) for his work on the film “Slumdog Millionaire” at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, in February 2009. (Photo: Reuters)

Rahman has expressed a keen interest in meeting Pele while he is in Kolkata. He may be discussing the upcoming biopic. Rahman will also be singing the happy birthday jingle ahead of the football legend’s birthday on October 23. We’re all looking forward to it.
— Satadru Dutta, Chief Strategist, Multicon Group

Pele is scheduled to arrive on October 11 and will conclude his sojourn two days later. He will be the guest of honour at the defending ISL champions Atletico de Kolkata’s first home match against the Kerala Blasters FC.

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