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PM Narendra Modi congratulates Indian-American singer Falguni Shah & composer Ricky Kej on their Grammy win

Grammy Awards 2022: Indian-American singer Falguni Shah won a Grammy for 'A Colorful World' in the Best Children's Album category. While, Music composer Ricky Kej, based out of Bengaluru won his second Grammy in the best new album category for 'Divine Tides'. Prime Minister sent across best wishes to the artists for their incredible win. Take a look!

India TV Entertainment Desk Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: April 05, 2022 12:52 IST
PM Narendra Modi, Falguni Shah, Ricky Kej
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PM Narendra Modi, Falguni Shah, Ricky Kej

Highlights

  • Ricky Kej own his second Grammy win
  • Falguni Shah is only Indian-origin woman to be nominated in Best Children's Music category twice

This year's Grammy Awards witnessed a great feat for India as two Indian musicians were among the winners at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.  Music composer Ricky Kej, based out of Bengaluru won his second Grammy in the best new album category for 'Divine Tides'. While, Indian-American singer Falguni Shah, who uses the stage name "Falu", took home the Best Children's Music Album Grammy for 'A Colourful World' on Sunday.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his official Twitter handle and congratulated the winners of Indian origin and expressed his best wishes to them.

Congratulating Ricky Kej he wrote, "Congratulations for this remarkable feat and best wishes for your future endeavours!"

He also sent his best wishes to Falguni Shah on her Grammy win. He wrote, "Congratulations to Falguni Shah on winning the award for the Best Children’s Music Album at the Grammys. Wishing her the very best for her future endeavours. @FaluMusic."

Kej has won his second Grammy in the best new album category for 'Divine Tides'. The US-born musician shared the award with Stewart Copeland, the drummer of the iconic British rock band The Police, who collaborated with Kej on the album. 

On the other hand, sharing the update about her Grammy's win, Falguni took to Instagram and wrote, "I have no words to describe today's magic. What an honor to perform for the opening number of the GRAMMY Premier Ceremony, and then take home a statue on behalf of all the incredible people who worked on A Colorful World. We are humbled and thank the Recording Academy for this tremendous recognition. THANK YOU."

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Falguni released a self-titled solo album in 2007, blending elements of folk from across south-east Asia with Western music. She has even performed and collaborated with music maestro AR Rahman. She is the only Indian-origin woman to be nominated in the Best Children's Music Album category at the Grammys twice.

"The exceptional collaboration of the music geniuses Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej could not go unnoticed. The album, Divine Tides is produced by Lahari Music and this cannot be a greater time for India and for us with this win. The Best New Age Album is certainly a great win for us and it's time for India to be recognised and put n the global map of art in all spheres!" says G Manoharan, CMD, Lahari Music on winning the prestigious Grammy Award! 

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-with ANI inputs

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