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News |  21 Dec 2016 17:01 |  By RnMTeam

Sulaiman Merchant turns 44. How well do you know this composer?

MUMBAI: One half and the older of Bollywood music duo Salim-Sulaiman turns 44 today. Sulaiman Merchant has been equally instrumental in creating some of Bollywood’s popular compositions since the duo made a mark with the dawn of the new century.

Here are few of the facts related to the birthday boy collected from various sources:

1. Sulaiman is a trained tabla player under maestros like Allah Rakha Khan and Zakir Hussain

2. Although both brothers love to travel, Sulaiman uses one of his favourite hobbies to explore different sounds for their music from different parts of the world.

3. Sulaiman loves fast cars. He owns a BMW 7 Series. His favourite automobile brand is Ferrari.

4. Of the two, Sulaiman is more tech-savvy. The older of the Merchant brothers prefers the Apple brand over any of its competitors.

5. The tabla player, understandably, loves percussion instruments and owns a range of unique and rare such instruments, including a zendrum.

6. While Salim is an extrovert and loves to mingle, Sulaiman is more laid back. However, when it comes to business, Sulaiman takes care of it while Salim focuses on the creative front.

7. Being laid back does not mean Sulaiman does not prefer to have a good time. It is believed that Sulaiman loves to party and dance when the occasion demands.

8. Not an outdoor sport fanatic, Sulaiman is a devoted gamer. Currently, the composer is a huge fanatic of Pokemon Go.

Here’s wishing the composer a happy 44th and an eventful 2017.