After Winning Grammy, Rahman Says He Never Dreamt of Such Honours

After winning two awards at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Indian music maestro AR Rahman has said that he never dreamt of winning honours of this stature, reported IANS.

“Insane, eh? I never even dreamt about winning all these awards,” Rahman posted on his Twitter page after receiving the award, said report.

He was given the awards for his composition in Danny Boyle’s fairytale drama ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.

Rahman, who won for the best compilation soundtrack for a motion picture and the best motion picture song for “Jai ho”, shares the honours with lyricist Gulzar and Tanvi Shah.

His composition in the film has brought 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, said report.

“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.

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