Rahman won the first Grammy of the pre-show at the Staples Center in
the best compilation soundtrack for a motion picture category before
his "Jai Ho" won in the best motion picture song category moments
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 Rahman: Sister
Angeles : Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman, who won two
awards at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony here, says he never
dreamt of winning honours of this stature.
"Insane eh? I never
even dreamt about winning all these awards," Rahman posted on his
Twitter page after receiving the award.
He was honoured for his
compositions in Danny Boyle's fairytale drama "Slumdog Millionaire"
- he won for the best compilation soundtrack for a motion picture
and the best motion picture song for "Jai ho", which he shares with
lyricist Gulzar and Tanvi Shah.
The composition in the
film has won Rahman the most prestigious international awards
including two Oscars, the British Academy of Film and Television
Arts (BAFTA), Critics Choice Award and the Golden Globe.
The singer-composer has
thanked a string of people through the micro-blogging site.
"I once again want to
thank the Almighty, my spiritual Sufi teachers - Ameen Peerullah
Malik Sahib, Danny Boyle, Fox, the whole 'Slumdog...' creative team,
all the awesome actors in the movie and Resul Pookutty. My whole
team, Gulzarji, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Vijay Prakash, my
friend and sound engineer the late H. Sridhar....
"My agents Sam Schwartz
and Amos Newman, my mentors Mani Ratnam, Shekhar Kapur and Subhash
Ghai, and mentor in the west, Andrew Lloyd Webber, folks at id-PR,
Allison and Courtney... extraordinary musicians from Chennai and
Mumbai, my mother, my father, my sisters and my lovely wife and
children... And all my well wishers from the world who keep me
going... Jai ho India!" he posted.
started his career with director Mani Ratnam's 1992 Tamil film "Roja"
and has never looked back since.