AR Rahman, the music maestro who is best known for his original compositions for films like Slumdog Millionaire, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, 127 Hours and Million Dollor Arm, is set to receive an honorary doctorate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. A media statement confirmed that the Oscar winning composer would be conferred on October 24 in recognition of his two decade long musical career.
Keeping in mind the maestro’s new relationship with the university, they will be establishing a scholarship in Rahman’s name for future generations of musicians to pursue their dreams. The Jai ho composer will perform with students and faculty who will perform songs composed by him to pay a tribute to his work. The statement also says “A scholarship is his name will help bring students from India to Berklee and all the proceeds from the October 24 concert will go toward the scholarship fund.” In addition to that, Rahman will hold a master class at the Berklee Performance Center.
“I’m deeply moved to receive an honorary doctorate from such a distinguished school which has contributed so much to the world of music,” said Rahman. “I’m especially proud and honored the college is graciously establishing a scholarship in my name for future generations of musicians to follow their dreams.”
We at MissMalini would like to congratulate this genius and wish him all the very best!