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President, PM congratulate Slumdog Millionaire team

President, PM congratulate Slumdog Millionaire team
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Feb 23 2009. 01 21 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Feb 23 2009. 01 21 PM IST
New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil on Monday congratulated the team of Slumdog Millionaire which created sensation by winning eight Oscars.
The President is happy that Slumdog Millionaire has won Oscars in various categories. She congratulates the winning team, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said.
“The President is specially thrilled with the remarkable feat achieved by AR Rahman, Gulzar, Resul Pookutty and making India proud,” the spokesperson said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the entire team of the film including musician AR Rahman have done India proud.
The Prime Minister “congratulates AR 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.
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First Published: Mon, Feb 23 2009. 01 21 PM IST