'The precious ladies of my family Khatija, Raheema and Sairaa with Nita Ambaniji,' tweeted Rahman. Image Credit: Twitter

Mumbai: Oscar-winning Indian music composer A R Rahman, who was trolled on social media as his daughter Khatija wore a niqab (face veil) at an event, defended her "freedom to choose".

Rahman received flak on social media after his daughter in niqab shared a stage with him.

File picture: Oscar winning music composer A R Rahman during a press conference in Kolkata. Image Credit: IANS

The event was to celebrate 10 years of the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire', which had won Rahman an Academy award.

His daughter had shared the stage with him during the event. She wore a black saree and her face was covered with only her eyes visible.

Photographs from the event led a section of social media users to raise questions.

Rahman’s daughter Khatija’s reaction to the social-media comments posted by a well-known Indian musician and composer Srinivas. Image Credit: Social media

Rahman on Wednesday took to Twitter to shut the trollers with another photograph, which featured Khatija, his other daughter Raheema, wife Sairaa and Nita Ambani -- from the event.

"The precious ladies of my family Khatija, Raheema and Sairaa with Nita Ambaniji. Freedom to choose," wrote Rahman in a subtle yet strong response to trollers.