Double Oscar-winning music stalwart A R Rahman has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by a leading UK University for his outstanding contributions.
The Vice Chancellor of the Middlesex University in Hendon in London, Professor Michael Driscoll conferred the Honorary Degree on Rahman.
Rahman, who won two Academy Awards for the music of hit film “Slumdog Millionaire”, also signed a Memorandum of Understanding between his K M Music Conservatory in Chennai and the University. His Conservatory has around 200 students learning music.
After receiving the honour, Rahman said it was an enormous honour to belong to this great seat of learning. He said that he saw music as a way to connect to spirituality and embrace it because music touches people and breaks down barriers, creating harmony in troubled times.