During the 66th Annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4, Zakir Hussain, along with flautist Rakesh Chaurasia, graciously accepted the “Global Music Performance” award for their outstanding contribution to the composition “Pashto.” The duo also secured another victory for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for their collaborative effort titled “As We Speak.”
The Shakti group, featuring Hussain, vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, guitarist John McLaughlin, percussionist V Selvaganesh, and violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan, triumphed in the Best Global Music category for their exceptional album, “This Moment.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his congratulations to the musicians:
The Grammy Awards, presented by The Recording Academy annually in Los Angeles, acknowledge outstanding achievements in the music industry. Hussain’s remarkable contributions continue to elevate India’s presence on the global musical stage.
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