Chennai, Dec 28 (PTI) Musician A R Rahman's mother, Kareema Begum, died here on Monday, sources close to the family said.
Rahman uploaded a picture of his mother on his official Twitter page.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and DMK President M K Stalin condoled the death.
'Sad to know that Kareema Begum, mother of music great A R Rahman died of illness,' Palaniswami said in a tweet.
The chief minister conveyed his condolences to Rahman and the bereaved family.
Stalin also extended his condolences.
He said she played a 'big role' in Rahman's musical journey from Tamil cinema to across the globe.
Music composers Thaman, Devi Sri Prasad and many others paid tributes to Begum. PTI SA BN WELCOME BN WELCOME