October 23, 2009 2:02:04 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
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Oscar winner musician A. R. Rahman's 'Jai ho' has again won laurels at prestigious World Soundtrack Academy awards in Ghent (Belgium).
This song from SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE won in "best original song written for film" category at the ninth World Soundtrack Awards announced at Ghent, and the ceremony, in addition to Rahman, was reportedly attended by world film music personalities like Alexandre Desplat, Marvin Hamlisch, Reinhold Heil, Johhny Klimek, Alti Ovarsson, Jerome Lemmonier, Andrew Lockington, etc.
Music for 'Jai ho' was provided by Rahman; lyrics by Gulzar and Tanvi Shah; published by KM Musiq Ltd.; and performed by Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaksmi Iyver, and Vijay Prakash.
Rahman, who has reportedly recorded sales of over 300 million, was called "Mozart of Madras'' by Time magazine. Rahman sees music "as a way to connect to spirituality and embrace it" and for "creating harmony in troubled times".