A.R. Rahman bags two Grammy awards:
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-
Winning awards is “a way of life” for A.R. Rahman who triumphed at
the Grammys by winning a double honour, the composer’s sister said.
“It’s a good start of the year. It was Rahman’s birthday on Jan 6
and now he wins Grammys. It’s a way of life now since he has won so
many,” Reihana told NDTV after her brother won the award.
“When he was going for Golden Globes last year, he was doubtful
about his win and so were we, but after he got that, it has been
awards and awards for him so we were quite sure that he will get the
Grammy as well,” she added.
The 44-year-old was honoured for his compositions in Danny Boyle’s
rags-to-riches drama “Slumdog Millionaire”, getting the awards for
best compilation soundtrack for a motion picture and “Jai ho” being
the best motion picture song.
The composition has won Rahman the prestigious international awards,
including the Oscars, the British Academy of Film and Television
Arts (BAFTA) Awards, Critics Choice Award, The Golden Globe and now
the world music industry’s biggest honour - the Grammys.
Back home he was recently honoured with the Padma Bhushan, the third
highest civilian award.
Grammy Awards ceremony took place at the Staples Centre, Los