A R Rahman to get Berklee Honorary Doctorate

New Delhi: The Oscar winning 47-year-old music composer A R Rahman is all set to receive honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.

The honour will be conferred to Rahman for the original scores and songs in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘127 Hours’, ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’ and ‘Million Dollar Arm’, at an event at the Berklee College of Music on October 24, a media statement said.

“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 honoured that the college is graciously establishing a scholarship in my name for future generations of musicians to follow their dreams.

“We welcome him to Berklee, where the college and our students look forward to paying our respects,” Berklee College of Music president Roger H Brown said.

In honour of Rahman’s new relationship with Berklee, the college will establish a scholarship in his name to help bring students from India to Berklee. All proceeds from the October 24 concert will go toward this scholarship fund, the statement said.

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