After Salman Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, AR Rahman roped in as Olympics goodwill ambassador


May 13, 2016 08:56:35 IST

New Delhi: AR Rahman on Thursday joined Salman Khan,Sachin Tendulkar and Abhinav Bindra as goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the Rio Olympics.

The Oscar winning musician wrote to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), giving his nod to become one of the goodwill ambassadors.

AR Rahman. Image from IBNlive

AR Rahman. Image from IBNlive

"It's absolutely an honour and my pleasure to be a goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent," Rahman wrote.

Welcoming Rahman, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said the music legend was an inspiration for sportpersons.

"I would like to welcome AR 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," Mehta said in a statement.

"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.

Updated Date: May 13, 2016 08:57 AM