â€œThis is insane, God is great again.”
That is what AR Rahman said after receiving his second Grammy Award at Los Angeles. The 44-year-old Indian musician pocketed the Best Compilation Soundtrack and the Best Motion Picture Song at the 2010 Grammy Awards for scoring the tunes of Slumdog Millionaire.
Before that, Rahaman had won the Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song at the Academy Awards, Best Original Score at the Golden Globe Awards, Anthony Asquith Award for Best Film Music at BAFTA for his musical contribution for the movie.
Rahaman, commonly called, The Mozart of Madras, started his career with a movie, Roja, almost two decades ago and since then he has been one of the top musician in the Indian movie industry. In the national arena, Rahaman has won 4 National Film Awards, 13 Filmfare Awards, 12 Filmfare Awards South, 10 IIFA Awards, 8 Star Screen Awards and 6 Zee Cine Awards and this list isn’t a complete one. Rahman also made it to the Time magazine’s list of 100 ‘World’s Most Influential People’ and his theme music for Bombay was also listed in the â€˜One of the 100 albums to listen before you die’ list in the magazine.
Congratulation to the Indian musical sensation, AR Rahaman.