AR Rahman receives the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award
Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai presented the fifth Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award to Rahman on the 78th birthday of the well-known composer and the younger brother of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhoslemumbai Updated: Oct 29, 2015 15:06 IST
Music composer AR Rahmanwas conferred theHridaynath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai on Monday.
Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai presented the fifthHridaynath Mangeshkar Award to Rahman on the 78th birthday of thewell-known composer and theyounger brother of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
“The music of Hridaynathji is an inspiration,” Rahmansaid, adding that the Mangeshkar family has been upholdinga great musical tradition across generations.
Ghai, who has worked with the 48-year old musician inTaal, said more than being a celebrity, Rahman is abeautiful soul.
“He didn’t know Hindi or Punjabi but worked 70 nights onthe music of Taal and proved he is the best musician. He isnot only a big celebrity, he is a beautiful soul,” Ghai said.
Hridaynath Mangeshkar said Rahman had made the countryproud with his outstanding contribution to music.
Grammy Award winning Hindustani classical musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and 2014 Grammy winner Ricky Kej were also present at the event.
The first Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award was given to Lata Mangeshkar.