Indian music maestro A R Rahman struck gold once again, bagging two trophies at the 52nd Grammy Awards for his music in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
Rahman won best compilation soundtrack for a motion picture and Jai Ho won best motion picture song. Rahman shares the Grammy with lyricist Gulzar who penned Jai Ho.
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 later.
"This is insane, god is great again," Rahman said as he accepted his second award before a VIP audience.
The song has been sung by Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Vijay Prakash and Rahman himself. This is the first time Rahman has been nominated for a Grammy. He joins other Indian music greats like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Zakir Jussain, Vikku Vinayak and Vishvamohan Bhatt who have won a Grammy in the past.
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.
The Grammy success comes after Rahman earned two Oscars for his music in "Slumdog Millionaire" at last year’s Academy Awards.
The talented music maestro picked up the best original score statuette before scooping the best song Oscar.(NDTV)