For making every Indian proud on a global level, ‘RRR’ music composer MM Keeravaani has been conferred the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour in India.
On Wednesday, the Padma awardees were announced by the Government of India, a day after MM Keeravaani’s smash hit track ‘Naatu Naatu’ from ‘RRR’ bagged an Oscar nomination.
Soon after the announcement, the ‘RRR’ music composer expressed his gratitude for the big honour.
Keeravaani took to Twitter to express her gratitude, writing, “Much honoured by the civilian award from the Government of India.”Respect for my parents and all of my mentors, from Kavitapu Seethanna garu to Kuppala Bulliswamy Naidu garu, on this occasion.”
Apart from MM Keeravaani, actress Raveena Tandon has been honoured with the Padma Shri. Meanwhile, Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and singer Vani Jairam are conferred with Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan, respectively.
MM Keeravaani and actress Raveena Tandon will receive the award later in the year.
‘RRR’ is on a winning spree. After the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards, on January 24, the highly acclaimed film’s song ‘Naatu Naatu’ bagged a nomination at the prestigious 95th Academy Awards, making it the first song from an Indian film to land a Best Song Oscar nomination.
MM Keeravaani has also made history at the Golden Globes as they won the ‘Best Original Song.’ The song also won the Critics’ Choice Award in the same category.
Talking about ‘RRR’, SS Rajamouli’s film has won the Critics’ Choice Award for ‘Best Foreign Language Film.’