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'Rocket Man' receives lifetime award
« on: October 04, 2013, 03:44:29 PM »
The Rockefeller Foundation announced on Thursday that it has selected British pop and rock legend Elton John to be the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award, recognising his steadfast efforts to combat HIV and Aids.

Elton John performs onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on Sept 22, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Getty Images/AFP photo)

The award will be bestowed on Oct 30 in Washington DC, at the foundation's centennial year anniversary.

The 66-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be the third person to receive the award after former US president Bill Clinton, and Sir Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the Tata group in Mumbai.

President of the Rockefeller Foundation Judith Rodin said,

"We are honoured to recognise Sir Elton John for his unwavering commitment and contributions to the fight against HIV/Aids and for the innovative work he has done not just targeting the disease, but also the stigma, discrimination, politics and community-related concerns associated with it," Ms Rodin said.

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