Rahman talks about his inspirationPublished: October 27, 2015
A R Rahman, who was honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai on Monday evening, said “the music of Hridaynathji is an inspiration”.
The ‘Mozart of Madras’ also said that that the Mangeshkar family has been upholding a great musical traditions across generations.
The award was presented to Rahman on the birth anniversary of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, younger brother of legendary playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who presented the award to Rahman, said, “more than being a celebrity, Rahman is a beautiful soul. He didn’t know Hindi or Punjabi but worked 70 nights on the music of ‘Taal’ and proved he is the best musician.”
In his address, Mangeshkar said Rahman had made the country proud with his outstanding contribution to music.