Kalayanji-Anandji win US rap award
The legendary musician duo have been given the award for their songs Ye mera dil and Ae naujavan.india Updated: May 17, 2006 10:34 IST
The legendary Bollywood musician duo of Kalyanji-Anandji has become the first one to be honoured by US-based Broadcasting Media Inc (BMI) that deals with copyright issues.
The composers have been given the award for their songs Ye mera dil from Don and Ae naujavan from Apradh, which the band Black Eyed Peas used in their hit number Don't phunk with my heart.
Black Eyed Peas won the Best Rapper award at the 2005 Grammies for the song. However, the band never got in touch with the music director but directly approached the music label Sa Re Ga Ma.
The surviving member of the famous brothers, Anandji Virji Shah, will visit Los Angeles for the award.
Anandji was quoted as saying in a media report, "Of course I am happy. The award is important because it recognises and gives due credit to the original creators of the song. I hope this award creates an awareness about copyright issues in India, because so often songs in India are used without giving the original composer any credit or royalty for it."
It is going to be an emotional moment for the composer who says he is going to miss his brother Kalyanji on the occasion.
"He was older than me and I used to feel safe under his guidance."