AR Rahman To Be Honoured With Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award on October 26

Academy Award-winning music composer AR Rahman will be honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award here 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. Asha, 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.

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Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.

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