Oscar-winning Indian music composer A.R. Rahman was conferred with Japan’s Fukuoka Prize for 2016 on Monday.
According to reports, Rahman was conferred with the honour for his contribution towards preserving South Asian traditional music.
Fukuoka Asian Culture 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 creating Asian culture.
Before Rahman, noted historian Ramchandra Guha, contemporary artist Nalini Malani, noted Sita player Ravi Shankar and traditional dancer Padma Subrahmanyam too have recieved this award among others.