Is it true? Street named after A R Rahman "Allah-Rakha Rahman st", Markham, Ontario, Canada

Is it true?  Street named after A R Rahman "Allah-Rakha Rahman st", Markham, Ontario, Canada

He may be the Mozart of Madras but it's Ontario, Canada that's named a street in honour of Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman.

Rahman, who was in Ontario to attend an event celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, posted a picture of himself holding up a street sign that reads Allah-Rakha Rahman St on his social media accounts.

He also tweeted: "Welcome to my street"

Much-awarded for the soundtrack of the film Slumdog Millionaire and the man behind the music in hit Bollywood films like Dil Se, Lagaan, Rang De Basanti and Rangeela, A R Rahman is now literally streets ahead of his contemporary musicians.

Watch video: Allah-Rakha Rahman st, Markham, Ontario, Canada


It may be noted that music director has won two (Oscar) Academy Awards, two Grammy awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, scores of Filmfare awards in his illustrious career.

He is presently working on a few projects including Shankar's Ai and Vasanthabalan's Kaaviya Thalaivan, apart from Superstar Rajinikanth's Kochadaiyaan.