AR Rahman conferred with Japan's Fukuoka prize 2016

Posted on:31 May 2016 09:43:47

AR Rahman conferred with Japan's Fukuoka prize 2016
31 May 2016 Current Affairs: Legendary Oscar winning Indian music composer A.R. Rahman was on Monday awarded Japan's Fukuoka prize for 2016.

It is reported that Rahman has been conferred with the award for his outstanding contribution towards creating, preserving and showcasing South Asian traditional fusion music.

Other Awards : Rahman was the 1995 recipient of the Mauritius National Award and the Malaysian Award for his contributions to music. A four-time National Film Award winner and recipient of six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, he has fifteen Filmfare Awards in his kity.

In 2009, for his Slumdog Millionaire score, Rahman won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music and two Academy Awards (Best Original Score and Best Original Song, the latter shared with Gulzar) at the 81st Academy Awards.

Last year, noted Indian Historian Ramchandra Guha was conferred with Fukuoka Prize in academic category.

Fukuoka Prize : The Fukuoka Prize is an award established by the city of Fukuoka and the Yokatopia Foundation to honor the outstanding work of individuals or organizations in preserving or creating Asian culture. There are three prize categories: Grand Prize, Academic Prize, and Arts and Culture Prize.


Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs May 2017

26 MAY
NEWS
25 MAY
NEWS
24 MAY
NEWS
23 MAY
NEWS

Current Affairs April 2017

29 APRIL
NEWS
28 APRIL
NEWS
27 APRIL
NEWS
26 APRIL
NEWS

Current Affairs March 2017

31 MARCH
NEWS
30 MARCH
NEWS
29 MARCH
NEWS
28 MARCH
NEWS