Japan’S Fukuoka Prize 2016 Honored to AR Rahman (Download PDF)


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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.

Image of A R Rahman a music composer

Image of a R Rahman a Music Composer

A R RahmanOscar winning Indian music composer

  • 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:
  1. 2 Academy Awards (famously known as Oscars)
  2. 2 Grammy Awards
  3. BAFTA Award
  4. 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:
  1. Grand Prize
  2. Academic Prize
  3. 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/Last Modified on: June 1, 2016

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