A.R Rahman Teams Up With Gulzar To Create Official Song For Odisha Men's Hockey World Cup

| September 21 , 2018 , 18:38 IST

Star singer and Oscar winner composer A.R. Rahman, along with lyricist-poet Gulzar, once again team up this time to create the official song for Men's Hockey World Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar this year.

The Odisha government roped in Rahman for composing the song titled "Jai hind hind, Jai India", which is penned by Gulzar.

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Speaking to media, singer A.R. Rahman said, "Nothing says India more than our beloved sports hockey. And nothing is more exciting than the world's biggest hockey tournament happening right here, on our turf."

"It's heart-warming to see the entire nation pledge their heartbeats for hockey. As an extension of pledging our heartbeats, Gulzar Sahab and I have created the World Cup song. A song that will excite and inspire, as also get you on your feet," added the 51-year-old singer.

According to media reports, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on this said, "We are delighted to have Rahman compose the song for the Odisha Hockey World Cup. It will be an honour to have him perform live in Bhubaneswar. He is the voice of India and now with this song, the voice of India is the voice of the world cup.

CM Naveen Patnaik further added, "We are also fortunate to have Gulzar Sahab add his poetic magic to the composition. Coming together of these two legends will not only inspire the players but will also get the entire nation together to support this wonderful game unfolding in Odisha at the world cup."

The 14th edition of the prestigious hockey World Cup is scheduled to kick off from November 28 to December 16.

It is learnt that A.R Rahman will also perform live at the opening ceremony on November 27.