"Formerly I did not know Rahman but I had heard that he was immensely talented. The moment I heard his compositions, I kept on playing the same cassette over and over again. Immediately, I called him and said that I wanted to meet him for my movie," said Subhash Ghai
"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
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has thanked melody queen Lata Mangeshkar for adding a special touch by lending her voice to Jaya Bachchan's songs on the screen.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan received the third Hridaynath Mangeshkar award for his contribution to the film industry.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be presented with the Hridaynath Award for his contribution in the film industry, this year.