It's common knowledge that A.R. Rahman is a legend and a talent powerhouse and probably a demigod because how can any mere mortal contain so much genius?
As if he wasn't awe-inspiring already, he's now going to help raise funds to send Indian students to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.
At a concert in Boston next Friday, Berklee students and faculty will perform tributes to Rahman, some of which he will join. They'll also confer him with an honorary Berklee degree in music.
Rahman is himself honored to be a part of such a collaboration. Berklee's website quotes him saying:
"I'm deeply moved to receive an honorary doctorate from such a distinguished school which has contributed so much to the world of music. I'm especially proud and honored the college is graciously establishing a scholarship in my name for future generations of musicians to follow their dreams."