OSCAR FOR A R RAHMAN
A R Rahman won two Oscars, one each for the Best Original Score and the Best Original Song categories.
Rahman and Gulzar shared the best Original Song honours for Jai Ho.
Indian sound engineer Resul Pokutty won the gold statue for along with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke for best sound mixing for the same film.
Source : http://news.outlookindia.com
Rahman's Oscar nomination was received with lukewarm response here in Tamilnadu and no positive comments were heard from the so called maestros of ego ridden Tamil filmdom and the state government . Not even from the leading figures in the Tamil film industry and it's superstar actors. A kind of silence was being felt here regarding Rahman's entry into the Ocsar fray. It is strange to see such reaction from those who were salivating just to hear the name of oscar being spellt. Now that Rahman has won 2 Oscars, let us see what happens. The government as usual will celebrate this soon - it has to - as a routine.
Rahman has proved them all wrong. This quite, self made genius of a musician has definitely got more laurels and accolades coming his way . We salute you, our little maestro !