The award was given to Rahman by Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi who felt that Rahman has always evoked a strong feeling of patriotism through his music. The Prime Minister lauded Rahman's songs from films such as Lagaan, Roja, Bombay, Slumdog Millionaire and made special mention of his ever popular album 'Vande Mataram'.
This one surely is yet another feather in Rahman's already impressive cap.
Music maestro ARRahman has already won every possible award including the biggest of them all- the Academy Award- and yet he keeps getting honoured with more and more awards with each passing day. The latest award to come Rahman's way is the 25th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration which was given to the musical genius on Sunday in Delhi.