India won big at the Grammys this year as Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain’s band Shakti bagged the Best Global Music Album award for ‘This Moment’. The group also features guitarist John McLaughlin, vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, percussionist V Selvaganesh and violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan.
Indian music composer and Grammy winner Ricky Kej congratulated the band by sharing a video of their acceptance speech on stage. Posting the video on his official X account, Kej wrote, “SHAKTI wins a Grammy!!! Through this album 4 brilliant Indian musicians win Grammys!! Just amazing. India is shining in every direction. Shankar Mahadevan, Selvaganesh Vinayakram, Ganesh Rajagopalan, Ustad Zakhir Hussain. Ustad Zakhir Hussain won a second Grammy along with virtuoso flute player Rakesh Chaurasia. Brilliant!!!! #IndiaWinsGrammys.”
In his speech, Shankar Mahadevan thanked his wife for her constant support. “Thank you boys and thank you god, family, friends and India. We are proud of you India. Last but not the least, I’d like to dedicate this award to my wife whom every note of my music is dedicated to,” Shankar said.