Monday, October 12, 2015

AR Rahman to receive Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award-

Academy Award-winning music
composer AR Rahman will be honoured
with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award
on October 26. The fifth Hridaynath
Award will be conferred on Rahman by
veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai on the
birth anniversary of Pandit Hridaynath
Mangeshkar, the late younger brother of
legendary playback singers Lata
Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
The first Hridaynath award was given to
Lata Mangeshkar. Asha Bhosle,
megastar Amitabh Bachchan and
actress Sulochana Tai have also been
its recipients. Megastar Amitabh
Bachchan was feted with the fourth
such honour and last year it was
presented to legendary actress
Sulochana Tai.
In 2009, 48-year-old Rahman won the
Oscar award for Best Original Score and
Best Original Song, sharing with lyricist
Gulzar, for his work in Danny Boyle's
"Slumdog Millionaire". The singer-
composer has also won four National
Awards in a career spanning over two
decades.