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MUMBAI: One is of the Mozart of Chennai, and the other is the Bradman of the new era.
A.R. Rahman and Sachin Tendulkar are India’s greatest achievers in their respective fields and living legends.
Few know that they are also great friends and share passion for music. After all, Sachin was named after the great music maestro Sachin Dev Burman!
Oscar-winning Rahman, who became friends with Sachin a couple years ago, said in a recent interview that Sachin is a great inspiration for him.
“I am a big admirer of Sachin and his personality. He is a source of inspiration for the country and just looking at his photographs gives a lot of positive vibes.’’
Like good buddies, the two legends often exchanges SMSes and emails. “Sometimes we exchange SMSes and emails too.’’
For Rahman, it was unbearable to see the Little Master say goodbye to cricket.
“It was sad to see his retirement speech, but I am sure he is going to do more things now with the power he has,’’ Rahman said of Sachin.
Tendulkar has said that he has always carried Rahman’s music with him during his cricket tours.