With Slumdog Millionaire creating history at the Oscars, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said the entire team of the film including musician A R Rahman have done India proud.
The Prime Minister "congratulates A R Rahman, Resul Pookutty (sound engineer), Gulzar (lyricist), and entire Slumdog Millionaire team for the success at the Oscars," a PMO spokesperson said. Singh said "they have done India proud".
Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee also congratulated the Slumdog team on bringing laurels to India by winning the Oscars. The film bagged eight awards including two Oscars for Rahman for Best Original Score and Best Song for the song Jai Ho, which was penned by lyricist Gulzar. Pookutty, a sound technician from Kerala, won the Oscar in the Sound Mixing category. The movie also won the award for Best Film, Best Director for Danny Boyle and Best Adapted Screenplay for Simon Beaufoy.
Meanwhile, President Pratibha Patil also congratulated the Slumdog team on winning eight Oscars.
A Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said, "The President is specially thrilled with the remarkable feat achieved by A R Rahman, Gulzar, Resul Pookutty and making India proud."
Text: PTI | Photograph: REUTERS