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AR Rahman conferred with 2015 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award

Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman has been conferred with prestigious 2015 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai. He was presented with fifth edition of award by Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai for his contribution to the Indian music on the occasion of 78th birthday of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar. About AR Rahman R. Rahman (full name Allah-Rakha Rahman) is ..

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Seong-Jin Cho wins 2015 International Frederic Chopin Piano competition

South Korea’s Seong-Jin Cho has won the prestigious 17th international Frederic Chopin Piano competition. This year’s competition was held in Poland’s capital Warsaw and around 78 young pianists took part from 20 different countries. Charles Richard-Hamelin from Canada won the second prize and was followed by Kate Liu of the United States at third place. ..

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Legendary music director MS Viswanathan passes away

Doyen music composer Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 87. The veteran musician had composed music for over a thousand films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam and was fondly called as the King of Light Music (Mellisai Mannar in Tamil). About MS Viswanathan He was born on 24 June 1928 ..

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Musicians, film-maker chosen for Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships and Akademi Puraskar for year 2014

Sangeet Natak Akademi has announced the names of recipients of Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships (Akademi Ratna) 2014 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) 2014. The names of the recipients were finalized in the meeting of General Council of the Sangeet Natak Akademi which is also known as the National Academy of Music, Dance and ..

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