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Manmohan Singh on Monday described A. R. Rahman’s music as
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Indian music maestro A.R Rahman has bagged two awards at the 52nd
Annual Grammy Awards ceremony here Sunday.
The double Oscar winning composer was
honoured for his compositions in Danny Boyle's rags-to-riches film "Slumdog
Millionaire", getting the awards for best compilation soundtrack for
a motion picture and "Jai ho" being the best motion picture song. Rahman shares the Grammy with lyricist Gulzar who penned "Jai ho".
"This is insane, god is great again,"
Rahman said as he accepted his second award.
"Jai ho" has been sung by Sukhvinder
Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Vijay Prakash and Rahman himself.
This is the first time Rahman has been nominated for a Grammy. He
joins other Indian music greats like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Zakir
Jussain, Vikku Vinayak and Vishvamohan Bhatt who have won a Grammy
in the past.
rivals in the soundtrack category included Steve Jordan for
"Cadillac Records," Quentin Tarantino for "Inglourious Basterds",
and the producers of "Twilight" and "True Blood."
In the best song category Rahman's
beaten rivals included Bruce Springsteen for his song "The
Wrestler", from the Oscar-nominated movie of the same name.