Indian music maestro Zakir Hussain among Kyoto Prize winners

The Kyoto Prize is an international award given to individuals who contribute significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of humankind.

Indian music maestro Zakir Hussain among Kyoto Prize winners
Zakir Hussain. Source - Inamori Foundation

Renowned Indian Tabla Player, Zakir Hussain was announced as the recipient of the Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy by the Inamori Foundation on June 17, 2022.

The Grammy winning musician was recognised for his efforts in establishing the Tabla (an indian musical instrument similar to the drums) as one of the most expressive percussion instruments in the world and widening the horizon of traditional Indian music.