Bhubaneswar: Noted musician AR Rahman will create the official song for the ensuing Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup-2018 and sing the song at the opening ceremony of the event at Kalinga Stadium.
Ace lyricist Gulzar will write the song. It will be Rahman’s first performance in the State, informed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today.
“Delighted to announce that India’s pride @arrahman is creating official #HWC2018 Song with the legendary #Gulzar Sahab. At the Opening Ceremony of #HWC2018 Rahman will perform it Live, his first performance in Odisha. Let the musical symphony create magic#HeartBeatsForHockey,” tweeted Patnaik.
Meanwhile, online ticket sale for the knockout matches including semi-finals and final matches of the mega sporting event started on September 14.
A total of 16 teams would participate in the tournament scheduled from November 28 to December 16. They are divided in four pools.