Penguin India today said it will publish a biography on music composer AR Rahman titled A R Rahman: The Musical Storm on June 10.
This is the first authorised biography of Rahman to have been written by Chennai-based Kamini Mathai. The book talks about the death of Rahman's father RK Sekhar when Rahman was nine; his efforts as a teenager to keep the family afloat by playing sessions, missing schools; his reasons for embracing Islam and turning to Sufism; his discovery by Mani Ratnam and his subsequent ascent to fame, Penguin said in a release.
Earlier this year, Rahman created history by becoming the first Indian musician to win an Oscar.
A R Rahman: The Musical Storm is priced at Rs 499.