AR Rahman honoured with Crystal Award at Davos

Rahman received the award at the opening ceremony World Economic Forum`s annual meet here at Davos, attended by 2500 global leaders from business, government, art, culture and religion.

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2011, 00:06 AM IST

Davos: A day after he won
two Academy award nominations, Indian musician AR Rahman was
honoured with the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum.

Rahman received the award at the opening ceremony of
the Forum`s annual meet here, attended by 2500 global leaders
from business, government, art, culture and religion.

Khan, 44, clad in a embroidered black kurta, received
the award which is given annually by the WEF to outstanding
artistes who use their talent for social and charitable work.

While the WEF recognised Rahman for his music in
`Slumdog Millionaire` and `Bombay Dreams`, it took note of his
work in the field of child welfare.

Accepting the award, the `Mozart of Madras`, who
has won several national and international awards, including
the two Grammys and two Oscars, said that he gets "motivation"
from the social work.

Jose Carreras, an opera artist from Barcelona, was
also given the Crystal Award for his work for the patients of
leukemia.

The award function was attended by several heads of
governments, including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, top
CEOs, religious leaders and academicians.

A strong 130-member delegation from India is attending
the five-day annual WEF meet.

PTI