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Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
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We have this tendency of searching for telltale signs to use it as a facilitating tool for a result that we aspire for. So, the fact that Zaakir Hussain the celebrated percussionist has won the Grammy Award, would it have a rub off effect on the efforts of A R Rahman in winning the Oscars for SLUM DOG MILLIONAIRE at the end of February?

Let us see the nodes of commonality. The first common thread is in the name; Allah Rakha, while Zaakir Hussain is the son of the legendary tabla player Allah Rakha, AR in A R Rehman is Allah Rakha. Second thread of commonality is in their passion for percussion and for coming out with various kind of sounds, a commonality in which the common player over the years has been Shiv Mani, one of the pioneers in drum playing in India, who always is a part of the team of Zaakir Hussain and has a sizeable presence in the group of Allah Rakha Rahman as well. As a matter of fact, if we extend this argument further, by using the name Allah Rakha as the common thread, then younger brother of Zaakir Hussain, Taussif along with Shiv Mani has literally tweaked with the percussion instruments in all kinds of manner to evolve unimaginable hues of sounds, and same is the result that Rahman has culled out from Shiv Mani.

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The project for which Zaakir Hussain was awarded the Grammy was under the category contemporary world music album category, and this has been the propelling reason why Rahman was able to make it to the final list with his project SLUM DOG MILLIONAIRE.

Zaakir Hussain has been the person who has single handedly been promoting the fusion music with different exponents of western music for quite a long time and Rahman is the person who has developed aficionados of fusion music with heavy base of western music in India and also in different parts of the world.

So, as it was said in OM SHANTI OM, when you aspire for something, the whole creation conspires and creates the circumstances to make it possible for you, so the creation indeed is conspiring in case of Rahman as well to make it possible for him to win the Grammy for SLUM DOG MILLIONAIRE. If he wins it, as a fitting tribute, Zaakir Hussain and Rahman should come together to come out and create an album that would be their salute to Grammy and Oscars, and let it emerge as the joint entry for Grammy in the next year. Is it asking for the sky, not really, if the persons are Zaakir Hussain and A R Rahman?

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