Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries, inaugurated the KM College of Music and Technology founded by music director A.R. Rahman on 9 August 2013.
Rahman said the institute was a step to recognise music as a serious art form, and liberate it from the trappings of cinematic entertainment.
Upon arrival at the institute, Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani were treated to a Sufi ensemble performed by students of KM Music Conservatory, after which the industrialist and his wife were taken on guided tour of the facility, which boasts a 10,000 sq.ft lawn, a wide foyer, two floors of ensemble classrooms, separate recording studios for the piano, drums, and one for string instruments.
The new 27,000 sq.ft facility will also accommodate an orchestra school for underprivileged children, apart from housing Rahman’s music school KM Music Conservatory, set up in 2008.