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AR Rahman to join Brazilian footballer Pele on his Kolkata tour

Brazilian football great Pele will be joined by Academy and Grammy award-winning Indian musician A R Rahman during his three-day sojourn in Kolkata, organisers said in Mumbai on Thursday.

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The Mozart of Madras, who’s composing music for the three-time World Cup winner’s biopic Pele: Birth of a Legend, has confirmed that he would join him in the ‘Legend’s Tour of India’, Satadru Dutta, chief strategist of Multicon Group who are one of the organisers said.

Rahman will join Pele, former India captain Sourav Ganguly and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in the Legends Night to be held at Netaji Indoor Stadium on October 12 and also be part of the programmes lined up on Tuesday.

“Rahman showed keen interest to meet Pele on the sidelines of his visit to Kolkata. He may be discussing about the upcoming biopic. Rahman will also be singing the happy birthday jingle ahead of his birthday on October 23. We’re all looking forward to it,” Dutta said.

Pele is scheduled to arrive on October 11 morning and will conclude his sojourn two days later by being the guest of honour at ISL defending champions Atletico de Kolkata’s first home outing which is against Kerala Blasters FC.