Rahman became a Goodwill Ambassador for Rio Olympics 2016


New Delhi: After Salman Khan, Sachin Tendulkar and Abhinav Bindra; A. R. Rahman became the Goodwill ambassador of the Indian Olympic contingent. Salman, Tendulkar and Olympic gold medalist Bindra has already accepted the proposal of the Indian Olympic Association.

“It’s absolutely an honour and my pleasure to be a goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent,” Rahman wrote. Rahman is well-respected across the country and bagged an Oscar for his music in ‘Slumdog Millionaire.’

“I would like to welcome A.R. Rahman on board as a goodwill ambassador of Indian contingent for Rio Olympics. It’s our privilege to have the Oscar winning living legend-music composer on board to spread awareness and promote the Olympic movement,” said IOA Secretary Rajeev Mehta.

“We are happy Rahman has come forward from the field of music to support our athletes and we already have Salman Khan from Bollywood, Abhinav Bindra from Olympic Sports and Sachin Tendulkar from Cricket. I am sure Rahman will inspire our sportspersons,” he added.