Shankar Mahadevan returns to India after his first Grammy win and hands out chocolates at the airport

In a major achievement, Indian singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan won his first Grammy this year for his band.Shakti'. Shankar Mahadevan along with his bandmates won the Best Global Album Award for their first studio album “This Moment” at the 2024 Grammys.

Days after the big victory, the singer and composer is finally back in India and received a rousing welcome at the Mumbai airport. He was greeted by his close friends and family members as well as media persons who gathered to congratulate him.

In videos that went viral on social media, Shankar Mahadevan can be seen hugging his family members and friends and later also happily posing for the paparazzi. He praised his band and wore a red sweatshirt with “Shakti” written on it. Shankar Mahadevan was also caught offering chocolates to paparazzi and said, “This is for all of you.” As he continued towards the exit, he continued handing out chocolates to everyone around him while thanking them.

Shankar Mahadevan also spoke to the media and expressed his excitement and gratitude. He called it a very “special moment” for everyone and said: “What can I say? This is a very special moment for me and all my band members. For me it is a dream come true. After touring for 25 years, we got the Grammys here.”

Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain's Shakti wins Grammy 2024

At the Grammy Awards 2024, Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain's fusion band 'Shakti' made India proud by winning the Global Music Album Award. Her album “This Moment,” released in June last year, competed with musicians like Susana Baca, Bokante, Burna Boy and Davido.

The singer thanked everyone in his acceptance speech, including the band members, his family, friends and the entire nation. He later also shared a heartfelt post on Instagram.

“WE DID IT. I never thought that a band that I learned my music and my musical aesthetic from would be the band that I would eventually perform with and win a Grammy.
This is the moment from which I can easily say that dreams come true. Shakti was a dream come true! Thank you, Almighty, for making this possible! It really is “that moment,” he wrote.

Published on: February 8, 2024 6:52:05 PM IST