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Japan honours Indian musician AR Rahman with prestigious Fukuoka Prize 2016
Oscar-award winning musician, A R Rahman has added one more feather to his cap with Japan awarding him Fukuoka Prize 2016, on Monday. Bollywood's ace music composer was honoured with this prestigious award for his spectacular contribution in creating, preserving and presenting South Asian traditional fusion music.
Established by Fukuoka city, and the Yokatopia Foundation, the 'Fukuoka Prize' is an award to honor the prominent work of individuals or organizations in preserving or creating Asian culture. The prize was divided into three categories that include Grand Prize, Academic Prize, and Arts and Culture Prize.

Noted, Indian Historian Ramchandra Guha was given this Fukuoka Prize in academic category, last year.

Well, this is not the first such achievement for Rahman. He was presented Mauritius National Award and the Malaysian Award for his contributions to music, in 1995. The four-time National Film Award winner, is also the recipient of six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. Besides, he ensures 15 Filmfare Awards in his kitty.

Rahman bagged many awards in 2009, including the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music. Besides, he received two Academy Awards for his Slumdog Millionaire at the 81st Academy Awards.

Previously, this award was won by many Indians such as legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, dancer Padma Subrahmanyam, historian Romila Thapar, Sarod player Amjad Ali Khan and historian Ramachandra Guha.

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