R Rahman, affectionately called as the Mozart of
Madras managed a double triumph at the Grammy Awards
on Sunday, scooping two early honours for his music
from Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.
Rahman won the awards in the best compilation
soundtrack for a motion picture category and Jai Ho
won the best motion picture song category.
Rahman's 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.
Rahman expressed his gratitude to Almighty up on
receiving the awards.'This is insane, God is great
again,' Rahman said as he accepted his award.
A R Rahman had list of names to be thanked.
Speaking on the occasion, he said, ' I never even
dreamt about winning all these awards. I once again
want to thank the Almighty, my spiritual Sufi
teachers Ameen Peerullah Malik Sahib, the Slumdog
team, Gulzaar, Sukvinder Singh,
Tanvi Shah, Vijay Prakash, my friend and
sound engineer late H Sridhar other friends and of
course my parents and many well-wishers.Jai Ho!...