A R Rahman awarded Fellowship of Trinity College, London, UK

Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of London’s Trinity College of Music, according to news posted on his official website.

There is, however, no mention of this on College’s website.

Rahman’s website further says that this Award was presented by Barry Wordsworth, Music Director of the Royal Ballet Covent Garden, on December 16 in Greenwich (United Kingdom) “in respect of his distinctive contribution to and creativity in the arts”.

Acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed has applauded Rahman for creating a bridge between the music of east and west and for strengthening the worldwide market and stature of Indian music.

Trinity College of Music, incorporated by Trinity Laban, is one of the premier international music institutions. Its patron is HRH The Duke of Kent KG, while principals are Derek Aviss and Anthony Bowne.

Rahman, who has reportedly recorded sales of over 300 million, was called “Mozart of Madras'' by Time magazine. Rahman sees music “as a way to connect to spirituality and embrace it” and for “creating harmony in troubled times”.
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