The Fukuoka Prize was established by the city of Fukuoka and the Yokatopia Foundation. It honours individuals and organisations who preserve Asian culture. It has three categories - Grand Prize, Academic Prize, and Arts and Culture Prize
"It was a great honour to honour A R Rahman with Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award last night with the background music of Taal with thundering applause from the audience," Subhash Ghai wrote on Twitter
The first Hridaynath Award was presented to Lataji. Ashaji, Amitabh Bachchan and veteran actress Sulochana have also received this award in the past. In 2009, Rahman won the Oscar for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, sharing it with lyricist Gulzar, for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire
Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai will present the fifth Hridaynath award to Mr Rahman on the birth anniversary of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, the younger brother of legendary playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. The first Hridaynath Award was presented to Lataji
Four songs composed by Rahman - one from The 100 Foot Journey and three from Million Dollar Arm - could make it to the list of final five nominees, to be announced on January 15
The film, which has the backdrop of water scarcity and tells the story of Bakka, a person gifted with a special ability to find water in the desert, features in the reminder list of productions eligible for the 87th Academy Awards.
Indian music maestro A R Rahman attended the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Arab musician Alaa Wardi has collaborated with American pop singer Peter Hollens to redefine A R Rahman's Oscar award winning song Jai Ho.
He is one of the few Indians to have won two Grammy awards and two Academy Awards, yet he retains the humility of a common man. Celebrated Indian singer-composer A R Rahman, also known by the sobriquet 'Mozart of Madras', says he can never let stardom consume him.
Twin Grammy and Academy Awards winner AR Rahman is a firm believer in the amalgamation of technology and talent.
Shah Rukh Khan will reportedly attend the Vijay awards in Chennai where he is to be honoured with Sivaji Ganesan award.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan believes that while Oscars may be the biggest film awards, Indians should take pride in their own awards.