Musical virtuoso A R Rahman best known for adorable scores in movies like Roja, Bombay, Rangeela and numerous others has throughout the years amassed alot of collection of awards.
Well now we hear that the musical maestro has been granted with Japan’s Fukuoka Prize 2016 for his special commitment to Asian society through his music.
The Fukuoka Prize that was set up by the city of Fukuoka and theYokatopia Foundation honours individuals and organisations who safeguard Asian society. It has three classes – Grand Prize, Academic Prize, and Arts and Culture Prize. Past beneficiaries of the prize were sitarist Ravi Shankar, artist Padma Subrahmanyam, student of history Romila Thapar, sarod player Amjad Ali Khan and antiquarian Ramachandra Guha.
Aside from Rahman, Philippines’ student of history Ameth R Ocampo (Academic Prize) and Yasmeen Lari from Pakistan (Arts and Culture Prize) were additionally granted by the Fukuoka council. – CINEWS