NDTV honours Rahman
Mozart of Madras A R Rahman has been honoured as the Indian Icon at the Indian of the Year-2009 awards ceremony organised by popular news channel NDTV.

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rahman and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were amongst the celebrities honoured at the awards ceremony.

The citation about the music maestro read: "A R Rahman for ever changed Indian popular music and after winning two Oscars and several Grammys he is now a toast of world music. His innovations first started with the film world and then he soon set the standards and he is the standard."

"His career may be rooted in the film industry but his musical roots are diverse a great grounding in classical Carnatic music and avid interest in Sufi music. In life Rahman is quiet and shy and humble almost a recluse but in music he breaks all barriers. A R Rahman a true icon is today the king of music in India."

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