AR Rahman honoured with Tamil Ratna Award
Oscar winning music composer AR Rahman was honoured with the Tamil Ratna Award by the New York based Tamil Sangam.
He was honoured with this award after his concert at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) chamber to honour M.S. Subbulakshi, the doyen of Carnatic music.
The previous recipients of Tamil Ratna Award include Bharatha Natyam exponent Kamala Lakshman, Tamil movie director Bharathi Raja and mathematician Srinivasa Varadhan.
About AR Rahman
- AR Rahman (full name Allah-Rakha Rahman) is one of the most globally popular Indian music icons. He is famously known as the Mozart of Madras.
- His work is well known and renowned for inter mixing Eastern classical music with electronic music and traditional orchestral arrangements.
- He has won multiple international awards including 2 Academy Awards (famously known as Oscars), 2 Grammy Awards, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award.