Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Sep 21 : Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has announced that his government would collaborate with music director AR Rahman and lyricist Gulzar for Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 title song.
Making the announcement on his official twitter handle, Patnaik stated that Rahman would perform live in the opening ceremony of the prestigious tournament which is slated to be held in Odisha, this year.
“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,” he wrote.
The 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup is slated to take place in Odisha from November 28 to December 16. Sixteen teams, along with host India, will vie for the coveted trophy.