..and its a triple whammy for India at the Oscars!!!

a r rahman, resul pookutty and gulzarIt was a golden day for India at the Oscars, with A R Rahman picking up not one but two Oscars, the Best Original Score and the Best Song, both for his work in Slumdog Millionaire. This also makes Rahman the first Indian to bag two Oscars. The third Oscar came in the Sound Mixing category with Resul Pookutty sharing the honours with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke. Though only in three categories, technically India has won four Oscars, as the veteran lyricist Gulzar also won the Oscar alongside Rahman for the Best Song for the lyrics of the song Jai Ho which won the Best Song. Slumdog Millionaire incidentally won five other Oscars including Best Direction and Best Picture, taking the totally tally to eight. Jai Ho according to Rahman in an interview, is a dedication to Satyameva Jayate, the national motto of India. Indians can be proud that the song glorifying the national motto won the Oscar for the Best Song.

Rahman receiving the Oscar for Best Original Score

Rahman receiving the Oscar for Best Song.

Rahman on the Thank You Cam after receiving the two Oscars

Resul Pookutty along with Tapp and Pryke on the Thank You Cam after receiving the award.

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