India shines at the Grammy Awards as Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain win laurels

Indian musicians Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain's fusion band Shakti won the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album on Monday. The award went to her latest album “This Moment”.

“Shakti” wins Grammy Award

In a picture shared by the Grammys on their official X account (formerly known as Twitter), Mahadevan and another member of the band, Ganesh Rajagopalan, can be seen accepting the award on stage. “Congratulations on the winner of Best Global Music Album – “This Moment” Shakti. #GRAMMYs,” the Grammy wrote in the post.

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In an acceptance speech, Mahadevan said, “Thank you guys. Thank 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.” The musician's speech triggered loud cheers from the crowd.

Released on June 30 last year, the album 'This Moment' features eight songs by John McLaughlin (guitar-synth), Zakir Hussain (tabla), Shankar Mahadevan (vocalist), V Selvaganesh (drummer) and Ganesh Rajagopalan (violinist). . They were nominated for the Grammys along with other artists such as Susana Baca, Bokante, Burna Boy and Davido.

Meanwhile, Zakir Hussain also bagged the 'Best Global Music Performance' Grammy alongside Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer for his contribution to 'Pashto' with Rakesh Chaurasia – a virtuoso flute player. While Hussain won three Grammys in one night, Chaurasia won two awards.

The 66th Annual Grammy Awards 2024 will take place in Los Angeles.