PETALING JAYA: Just hours before T. Nhaveen died on Thursday, his idol, Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman sent him a message on Twitter praying for his recovery.
“Dear Nhaveen, prayers & love for a speedy recovery. Let all acts of savagery end & people come to senses. Peace!” the Indian Grammy Award winner said in a tweet that was accompanied by a screenshot of a news item on the battered teenager.
Nhaveen, 18, died at the Penang Hospital at 5.31pm Thursday after being savagely beaten.
He was found unconscious at around midnight last Saturday at a field in Jalan Kaki Bukit in Bukit Gelugor.
Nhaveen, who was also sodomised and burnt on his back, suffered internal bleeding in his head and abdomen.
According to a news report, Nhaveen had dreamt of becoming a composer like Rahman and was set to study music composing at a college in Kuala Lumpur.