A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the mainly English-language music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater).
Few Indians wins this award are –
Pandit Ravi Shankar
Pandit Ravi Shankar was one of the best known exponents of the Sitar as well as a composer of Hindustani Classical Music. He has won Three Grammy awards including a Lifetime Achievement Grammy!
Zakir Hussain is not just a world-renowned tabla player. He is also a musical producer, film actor and composer! Zakir Hussain has won Two Grammy awards. One in 1992 and the other in 2009.
T.H.Vinayakram (a.k.a. Vikku Vinayak)
Vikku Vinayak plays Carnatic music with the ghatam, an earthen pot, and is credited with popularizing the ghatam. He won a Grammy in 1991 for the Best World Music Album for his participation in Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum.
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
He is a Hindustani classical music instrumentalist who plays the Mohan Veena (slide guitar). He won the award in 1993 for Best World Music Album – A Meeting by the River.
Rahman has been described by the Time magazine as “the world’s most prominent and prolific film composer”. He has won two Grammy awards – one for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album and one for the Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Late H Sridhar
H Sridhar was a sound engineer and won a Grammy for his work with A R Rahman in Slumdog Millionaire.
P A Deepak
P A Deepak is a Mix Engineer and Record Producer. He too won the Grammy for his work in Slumdog Millionaire.
Ricky Kej is a Bengaluru-based composer, music producer and musician. He won the Grammy award in 2015 for his album Winds of Samsara – a collaboration with South African flutist Wouter Kellerman.
Indian women are everywhere! Be it sports, entertainment, science or military! Here’s a look at some of those amazing Indian women and why you need to know about them and their contribution of making India proud!
Bhakti Sharma is India’s (and Asia’s) first woman to swim 1.4 miles, in the Antarctic Ocean, in 52 minutes nonetheless! She broke world records and, since then, has conquered all the 5 oceans of the world!
When she is not wow-ing Indian audiences, PC is busy taking over the world. It’s not an exaggeration! After scoring the lead role in a prime time American TV show, she went on to win the People’s Choice Awards for ‘Favourite Actress in a New TV Series’ too! There’s clearly no stopping her!
Arunima Sinha is the world’s first female amputee (and India’s first amputee) mountain climber, who scaled Mt. Everest! She has also climbed five of the world’s eight highest summits!
5-time World Amateur Boxing Champion, Mary Kom did not let motherhood or conventions of the society hinder her from achieving global recognition in the field she loves. She is also one of the only women boxing champion to have gotten a medal for each of the six championships she’s participated in!
Wing Commander Puja Thakur was the first woman to lead the Guard of Honor for a major visiting dignitary at the Presidential residence, the said major visiting dignitary being President Obama, one of the world’s most powerful men in the recent times.
This young chess player holds World Chess Federation or FIDE titles of International Master and Woman Grand-master!
Tessy Thomas, or ‘Missile Woman of India’, is India’s first woman scientist to head a missile project (hence the title!). She is the Project Director for Agni-IV missile in Defence Research and Development Organisation.