New Delhi: Oscar- winning Indian musician AR Rahman was on Monday awarded Japan’s Fukuoka prize for 2016. According to reports, Rahman was conferred with the award for his contribution towards creating and preserving South Asian traditional fusion music.
The Fukuoka Prize is an award established by the city of Fukuoka and the Yokatopia Foundation to honor the outstanding work of individuals or organizations in preserving or creatingAsian culture. There are three prize categories: Grand Prize, Academic Prize, and Arts and Culture Prize.
Noted Indian Historian Ramchandra Guha was in 2015 conferred with Fukuoka Prize in academic category.