Japan’S Fukuoka Prize 2016 Honored to AR Rahman [ Current Affairs ]
Japan’s Fukuoka prize 2016 is honored to A R Rahman a Legendary Oscar winning Indian music composer in the Grand Prize category for his outstanding contribution towards creating, preservative and showcasing South Asian traditional fusion music.
- Along with him, historian Ameth R Ocampo of Philips and Yasmeen Lari a Pakistani singer have also won the 2016 Fukuoka prize in Academic and Arts and Culture categories respectively.
About AR Rahman:
- Allah-Rakha Rahman (A R. Rahman) is one of the most worldwide popular Indian music icons.
- He was born on 6th January 1967 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
- He has started his career in 1987 with Allwyn.
- His is well known for his inter mixing Eastern classical music with electronic music and traditional orchestral arrangements.
- Roja was the first film of him as a music composer in 1992.
- Awards and Honors:
- 2 Academy Awards (famously known as Oscars)
- 2 Grammy Awards
- BAFTA Award
- Golden Globe Award
About Fukuoka Prize:
- Fukuoka Prize is annual award which is conferred for the outstanding work of individuals or organizations in preserving or creating Asian culture.
- The Japanese city of Fukuoka and the Yokatopia Foundation has founded it in 1990.
- The prize has three categories:
- Grand Prize
- Academic Prize
- Arts and Culture Prize
- Every year this award ceremony is arranged in September with the public forums by the prize winners.
- Previous winners from India:
- dancer Padma Subrahmanyam
- sitar player Ravi Shankar
- sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and historians Romila Thapar
- Ramachandra Guha (2015)
- Published on: June 1, 2016