New Delhi: On Monday, AR Rahman, Indian music maestro said that he was given a special tribute at the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival for his commitment in the field of music. The commended composer, who is perhaps the most universally famous Indian music artist, is known for his musical ability across various film industries such as Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Hollywood.
AR Rahman, who is 54 year old now, on his Instagram shared the news about him getting the honor at the Cairo International Film Festival with his fans.
“Thank you @cairofilms #ellapugazumiraivanukke,” he expressed, alongside two photographs, one of himself from the film festival and the other of the certificate he was honoured with, which reads, ‘Special tribute certificate to the Indian composer AR Rahman for his creative contribution that span both cinema and music’.
Earlier, Rahman has won various awards including six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award.
In the year 2010, the Indian government honored him with the Padma Bhushan, the nation’s third-most noteworthy civilian award. Rahman’s film-scoring profession started with the Tamil film Roja, directed by Mani Ratnam, and following that he proceeded to score several songs for Tamil and Telugu language movies.
Later he debuted in Bollywood with Ram Gopal Varma’s Rangeela (1995). A portion of his best soundtracks in Hindi film include widely praised movies like Guru, Rockstar, Dil Se, Roja, Lagaan, Raanjhanaa among many others.
Rahman made history in 2009 by turning into the very first Indian to win two Academy Awards, one for the score for Danny Boyle-coordinated show Slumdog Millionaire and the other for the hugely famous track ‘Jai Ho’ which he shared to prominent lyricist Gulzar.
After two years, he again was nominated at the Oscars in the original score and music categories for Boyle’s 2011 film 127 Hours.