Double Oscar-winning musician A R Rahman on Saturday left for the US to attend the Grammy awards function, where he has been nominated for the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ score.
The 44-year-old music maestro has been nominated in Best Song Written For Motion Picture for ‘Jai Ho’ and for Best Compilation Soundtrack for the film.
Mr. Rahman left for London early this morning by an Emirates flight along with his wife and son, airport sources said.
He is expected to leave for Los Angeles from there.
The composer has already picked a Golden Globe trophy and two Academy award, a first for any Indian for ‘Jai Ho’.
If Mr. Rahman wins, it will be his first Grammy award, which are considered the Oscar in music.
The Grammy award ceremony is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on Sunday. Apart from Mr. Rahman, two other musicians who are vying for the award are Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Tabla player Zakir Hussain.
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has been nominated in the best traditional world music category for “Ancient Sounds” made in collaboration with Iraqi Oud Soloist Rahim Alhaj while Zakir has been nominated in the Best Classical Crossover album category for the album ‘The Melody of Rhythm’.