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Rahman wins, family rejoices

Celebrations erupted on Monday in Chennai from where A R Rahman hails.

Rahman won two Oscars -- Best Original Score and Best Origina Song, Jai Ho -- in Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, becoming the first Indian composer to strike gold at the annual Hollywood awards.

Showcasing the Oscars, '09

The award for Jai Ho was shared by Rahman and renowned lyricist Gulzar.

Resul Pookutty also walked away with the golden trophy for Best Sound Mixing.

The critically acclaimed film has also won an award for the Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Film editing each. Danny Boyle has been honoured with the Best Director award for Slumdog Millionaire.

In the picture: Rahman's sister Fatima, her daughter Aamina and family friends celebrate in Chennai.

Text & video: ANI | Photographs: REUTERS

Also Watch: Listen to Jai Ho!

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