A.R. Rahman to get Lifetime Achievement Award at Dubai Festival

At the coming Dubai International Film Festival A.R Rahman is going to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival will be held from December 7 to 14. Rahman is seemingly the youngest person ever and the first musician to gain this award. In the past, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai had received the award for their outstanding input to cinema. This will be really another feather in AR Rahman’s cap.

“A. R Rahman is an inspiration for countless musicians and composers, and has brought a fresh infusion of talent to the Indian film industry. Through his international foray, working with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians, he demonstrated the power of music to cross all barriers and connect with a global audience,” said Abdulhamid Juma, the festival’s chairman.

Rahman is famous for his incredible film scores, and has written soundtracks for blockbuster Bollywood films including ‘Bombay’, ‘Lagaan’, and ‘Dil Se’. More recently ,Rahman’s Slumdog Millionaire, which was screened at DIFF 2008, won the musician two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song, while his score for 127 Hours, which screened at DIFF 2010, won him Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations.

An Honorary Fellow of the Trinity College of Music, Rahman is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, and was named as one of the World’s Most Influential People by Time in 2009. Through his international foray, working with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians, he proved the power of music to cross all barriers and connect with a global audience with a global audience,” said Abdulhamid Juma, the festival’s chairman. We are honoured to present Mr. Rahman with the DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award.

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