31 may 2016: A R Rahman on Monday receives Japan’s Fukuoka Prize 2016 for his outstanding contribution to Asian culture through his music, says the news agency.
A R Rahman is an Indian composer, music producer, musician whose works are noted for integration. The musician has won a vast number of awards for his excellent inputs through his astonishing musics. Apart from the several awards, he was honored with Japan’s Fukuoka prize on Monday.
According to the reports, the previous Indian who has received the Fukuoka prize includes sitarist-Ravi Shankar, dancer- Padma Subrahmanyam, historian- Romila Thapar, sarod player- Amjad Ali Khan and historian-Ramachandra Guha.
The Fukuoka prize is mainly established by the Fukuoka city and the Yokatopia foundation to honor the individuals and organizations that safeguard the Asian culture. It has three categories to present the award as Grand prize, Academic prize and Culture prize.
Apart from A R Rahman who received the Fukuoka Award this year, there are two other eminent personalities who are also honored with the Fukuoka Awards, they are – Historian Ameth R Ocampo from Philippines (Academic Prize) and Yasmeen Lari from Pakistan (Arts and Culture Prize).
A R Rahman is well known for his outstanding works and he has composed several music’s for the various films. In 2009, the musician has won two Oscar Awards and also the Golden Globe for his remarkable works in Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire”, who has been well appreciated worldwide for his incredible work.