The world-renowned Indian composer, singer, songwriter, music producer, musician, and philanthropist, Allah-Rakha Rahman, has been named as a cultural ambassador for Seychelles in India. The artist was in Seychelles last week taking part in the second edition of the Seychelles-India Day celebrations. He was called on stage by Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who explained that since the last couple of years, Seychelles had initiated the concept of naming cultural ambassadors.
“We choose people who understand Seychelles, who knows Seychelles, and who believes in Seychelles as a holiday destination with a difference and who have the ability to promote us as a sought-after holiday destination to their own people. Today, we are proud to welcome A. R. Rahman of India as our cultural ambassador,” said Minister St. Ange. Rahman received his appointment certificate from the country’s Vice President, Danny Faure, in a ceremony organized to celebrate India Fest at the International Conference Centre in Victoria. A.R. Rahman was also presented with a token of honor by the chairperson of the Seychelles-India Day celebrations committee, Ramu Pillay.