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India’s shining moment at the Grammys:Ustad Zakir Hussain Takes Home Three Grammys

Los Angeles:5/2/24:  The 66th Grammy Awards ceremony occurred in Los Angeles on Sunday. Taylor Swift made history by winning Album of the Year for Midnights. In another first, Miley Cyrus won her first-ever Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance with her song “Flowers”. Tabla player and composer Ustad Zakir Hussain achieved a remarkable feat by winning three prestigious music awards. He won the ‘Best Global Music Performance’ award in the ‘Pashto’ category.

India created history at the Grammys in 2024. He took not one, but three awards! Ustad Zakir Hussain Takes Home Three Grammys Renowned tabla player and composer Ustad Zakir Hussain bagged three awards at the 66th Grammy Awards. The maestro received the award for the song ‘Pashto’ in the category of ‘Best Global Music Performance

Flute Player Rahul Chaurasia Creates History However, this is far from the maestro’s only big win at the Grammys. ‘As We Speak’, a track that was the brainchild of Hussain, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Rakesh Chaurasia also bagged a Grammy for the ‘Best Contemporary Instrumental Album’ category. Chaurasia, a virtuoso flute player received two awards.

Shankar Mahadevan’s Triumph At The Grammys In a picture shared by the official X handle, the ‘Breathless’ hitmaker is seen accepting the award and fellow band member Ganesh Rajagopalan. While accepting the award, the ‘Taare Zameen Par’ composer said, “Thank you boys. Thank you, God, family, friends, and India. India, we are proud of you… Last but not least, I would like to dedicate this award to my wife to whom every note of my music is dedicated.

Reacting to India’s shining moment at the Grammys, Ricky Kej, who won the award thrice, took to X to congratulate Hussain and Mahadevan. “Wow. This is truly India’s year at the Grammys!!! Rakesh Chaurasia, Shankar Mahadevan

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, congratulated musicians Ustad Zakir Hussain, Rakesh Chaurasia, Shankar Mahadevan,  Selvaganesh V, and Ganesh Rajagopalan for winning the Grammy award for ‘Best Global Music’ today.

Their band ‘Shakti’, a fusion music group, has won the prestigious award for ‘This Moment’.

He said that their exceptional talent and dedication to music have won hearts worldwide, making India proud.

The Prime Minister posted on X:

“Congratulations Zakir Hussain, Rakesh Chaurasia, Shankar Mahadevan, Selvaganesh V and Ganesh Rajagopalan on your phenomenal success at the Grammys! Your exceptional talent and dedication to music have won hearts worldwide. India is proud! These achievements are a testament to the hard work you keep putting in. It will also inspire the new generation of artists to dream big and excel in music.”

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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