New Delhi, February 1: The legendary Indian musician AR Rahman says its happy to get a Grammy Award again after the two Oscar Awards of yesteryear. During the ceremony of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, the Mozart of Madras bestowed two awards for him. Rahman is awarded for the best film song and the best soundtrack for the compositions of Slumdog Millionaire, which gave him the Oscar Award of 2009.
"This is insane, God is great again," 44-year old Rahman said while accepting the awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Centre.
Slum Dog Millionaire had presented the great singer/musician with two Oscars- a Bafta and a Golden Globe for his outstanding compositions.
It was the Jai Ho song in the film, which annexed the best motion picture song. It was sung by AR Rehman along with Shah, Sukhvinder Singh, Mahalaxmi Iyer, and Vijay Prakash.
First-time nominee Rahman saw off rivals such as Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds and rock-star Bruce Springsteen for the titles of best soundtrack and best song respectively. Other Indian musicians to have won Grammy Awards in the past are Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, guitarist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and tabla player Zakir Hussain.