It is the fifth year of presenting Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award. Previous recipients were Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Asha Bhosle and actress Sulochana Tai. This year Rahman will be honoured with this award.
Hridaynath Mangeshkar is the brother of legendary singers Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar.
A.R.Rahman began his career as a music director with the South films. Later on, he debuted in Hindi and then in Hollywood.
Winning Academy Award for Original Score in 2009, made him popular globally.
He also won four National Awards in the span of two decades of his musical profession