AR Rahman meets CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Music maestro AR Rahman, who will perform at the opening ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup, met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday at his residence in Bhubaneswar.

Both discussed about traditional and tribal musical instruments and their digitization. During the conversation, Patnaik also praised the Oscar-winning music composer for his landmark creations like ‘Jai Ho’, ‘Vandey Mataram’, etc.

The Chief Minister also suggested Rahman to visit Tribal Museum. Rahman thanked the Chief Minister for hosting this prestigious hockey tournament in the state.

Rahman on November 15 announced that he will be performing live at the opening ceremony of the Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

Indian Hockey Team is in Group C alongside, Belgium, Canada and South Africa, and is set to take to the field against South Africa on November 28.

A total of 16 countries are participating in the 14th edition of the event. This is the third time that India are hosting the event after having organised it in 1982 in Mumbai and in 2010 in New Delhi. (ANI)