I dedicate this award to my nation: A.R. Rahman

The name A.R. Rahman seems to have become a mantra for everyone! This musical maestro has done something that no one else had been able to do in the 98-year history of Indian Cinema! By winning a Golden Globe (for best original score in Slumdog Millionaire), A.R. Rahman has put a broad smile on the face of every Indian.

When this national hero arrived at Chennai airport on Thursday, a humungous crowd and 100 plus artists who are participating in the ongoing Chennai Sangamam gave him a rousing welcome. Though obviously tired from his long and arduous journey, a patient Rahman answered several queries of the reporters. Through them, he thanked the entire nation for their love and support and announced that he is dedicating the award to them.

A.R. Rahman also thanked Danny Boyle for giving him the opportunity to work in the film and also said that Vipul Shah and Simon Beaufoy’s script inspired him to come up with this brilliant composition.

On his reaction to winning the award, the maestro said that he is very happy, more so because he was able to fulfill the longstanding wish of the nation for an individual Golden Globe or an Oscar. He once again thanked them all for their prayers and affection.

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