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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Indian Superstar Musician A.R. Rahman Claims Fukuoka Prize


India’s multi-Oscar-winning musician and composer A.R. Rahman has been named as grand prize winner of the prestigious Fukuoka Prize.The Fukuoka Prize was established in 1990 to honor the outstanding work of individuals and organizations to preserve and promote the unique and diverse
cultures of Asia. Previous winners include Muhammad Yunus, from Bangladesh, who went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Mo Yan, from China, subsequent winner of the Nobel Literature Prize and another Indian music giant Ravi Shankar.

Prolific and multi-talented, Rahman has music credits for major Indian films including “Raavan,” “Yuvraaj,” “Rockstar” and “Rang de Basanti,” as well as Western and Hollywood titles including “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” “127 Hours” and “Slumdog Millionaire.”

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