The award-winning musician Shankar Mahadevan has always captivated us with his soulful compositions. Predominantly known for his creations in Bollywood, he is also well-known for his contribution in Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, and Tamil music industries. He left his job as a software engineer to pursue his passion as a singer and composer.
Not only an outstanding singer but he is someone who is well-respected in the music world. Besides being extremely humble, he is known to be honest and open-minded. The recent incident is an evidence of the same.
There is no denying the fact that social media has given chance to unrecognized talents on several occasions. Recently, such an opportunity came up for this daily wage labour from Kerala. While taking a break during work, he sang a Tamil song in a melodious voice. The video was later uploaded on the internet and instantly became viral. He was singing a Tamil hit ‘Unnai Kaanadhu Naan.’
Following which, Shankar Mahadevan took to social media to find out about the singer. He posted the video asking people to help him identify the man. The maestro further stated that he would like to help and work with this talent. This is what he tweeted:
This is called fruit of labour!
When we hear this, it just makes me feel so so proud of our country that produces so much talent and is so rich in culture. Who is this guy???
How can I trace him?
Need help & would like to work with him. pic.twitter.com/SWqGQkmChb
— Shankar Mahadevan (@Shankar_Live) June 30, 2018
Following this, people started showering their appreciation for the music composer, as well as, the singer in the video. Also, some came up with the information about the singer. Here are some of the tweets:
I feel proud of celebrities like U Sir, who have heart,humility and a rowing eye & ear for, and to spot & take out that most precious thing -“time”-to appreciate such ppl across this vast country! दिव्यत्वाची जेथ प्रचिती..तेथें कर माझे जुळती 👌👏
— Prakash W. Kamat (@PrakashWKamat) July 1, 2018
Beautiful thought Shankarji. Its really feels good when down to earth people like you try to uplift people’s lives. Request you to uplift people’s lives in what ever people.
Keep up with the good work. God Bless.
— ⚡ZaiN.⚡ (@ZainulabedinB) June 30, 2018
What a rendition!!! someone please translate the words in hindi. Soul of India preserved in son of soils like this. We may not understand words but we are so connected emotionally that we understand each and every single heartbeat of our soulmates. Politicians failed here.
— manaswin (@manaswin) June 30, 2018
In which language it is i don’t know but sounds like beautiful.
— vivek chand kaushik (@kaushikvivek10) June 30, 2018
Hi Sir.. Music Director Mr.Gopi Sunder shared this on Facebook And he Said he got His number.. U can Contact the person if u contact Mr.Gopi Sundar..thanks n Love 😍
— The Rockstar AK™ 😎🔥 (@RJAadhi) June 30, 2018
His number is 8086106928….
— Dinesh (@Dinurocco) June 30, 2018
— Priyan Pushparajan (@Priyanuk) June 30, 2018
However, the story doesn’t end here! Finally, he managed to track the man down and also spoke with him over a call. Shankar Mahadevan later posted that the man is identified as Rakesh Unni and soon will be working with him. Read the tweet:
I had posted about this very special & talented farmer Rakesh Unni & I’ve just been able to find him through the reach of the internet, I spoke with him & will now take things forward!
I’d like to thank each one of you for the tremendous love & support. pic.twitter.com/ZKcCYH3Kj4
— Shankar Mahadevan (@Shankar_Live) July 2, 2018
Quite naturally, netizens praised him once more. These are what they wrote:
Hats off to your decision to seek real talent from corner of the globe 👍🏻
— Sarath Kumar S (@SarathK01704527) July 2, 2018
Amazing news! Hope to hear him sing on bigger stages 🙂
— Nandita / saffrontrail.com (@saffrontrail) July 2, 2018
So much positivity on social media. Thank you. 🙏
— Digvijay Jawalkar (@Digvijay_J) July 2, 2018
That such so great of you sir…. Humble one that finds him by social media and hats off to all that share his video song in Facebook, Instagram Twitter and others.. Happy to see his smiling face when saying Thank You.. 🙏😊☺
— eswaryramanathan (@eswarysai) July 2, 2018
Mahadevan is currently in London for a project and has asked Rakesh to come over to Chennai. The singer also received calls from music directors Gopi Sundar, Balabhaskar, and Pandalam Balan who offered him a chance in their upcoming projects.
What do you think about this gesture by Shankar Mahadevan?