Double win for Rahman at Oscars

February 23rd, 2009 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS  

Slumdog MillionaireLos Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian composer A. R. Rahman created history by becoming the first Indian to bag two Oscars for his work in British filmmaker Danny Boyle’s much acclaimed “Slumdog Millionaire”.
Rahman got his first oscar on the night of the 81st Academy Awards here for best original score for the Mumbai based rags-to-riches drama.

He shared the second Oscar for best original song for the film’s theme number “Jai Ho” with noted Indian lyricist Gulzar.

“All my life I had a choice between hate and love. I chose love and I am here,” said Rahman after receiving his second golden statuette here Sunday.

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