Current Affaris: A.R. Rahman - Second Indian to perform at United Nations

United Nations issue Stamp to Mark M S Subbulakshmi's Birth Centenary - Celebrations of India's 70th Independence Day

India's 70th Independence Day
  • The United Nations will issue a stamp in honour of carnatic music legend, M S Subbulakshmi, on her birth centenary next week, coinciding with the celebrations of India's 70th independence day. India's Permanent Mission to the UN said in a press statement that a photo exhibition will also be held from August 15 to 19 at the world body's headquarters to commemorate Subbulakshmi's birth centenary which falls on September 16.
50th anniversary of her Performance at the UN of M S Subbulakshmi
  • This year also marks the 50th anniversary of her performance at the UN and the photo exhibition will depict various facets and moments of Subbulakshmi's life and times providing a rare insight to the music legend's achievements. 
A R Rahman will be the Second Indian artist after Subbulakshmi 
  • India's independence day will be commemorated at the world body's headquarters this year as Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman will enthrall UN diplomats and international dignitaries at a special concert in the UN General Assembly hall on August 15.
  • A R Rahman will be the second Indian artist after Subbulakshmi to perform at the iconic UN hall, which is the usual platform for global leaders to address the world. Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar will attend the events at the UN as well as those being organised by the Indian Consulate in the city.

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