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This Jazz composer set Nehru's speech to music and won a Grammy

'Spoken at midnight' based on Nehru's 'Tryst with destiny' speech won at the 59th Grammy Awards

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Adele may have swept the 59th Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles on 12 Feb, 2017 but an unlikely figure from India also made an appearance. That man is India’s first prime minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru. American jazz saxophonist and composer, Ted Nash, won the Grammy 'Best Instrumental Composition' for his composition ‘Spoken At Midnight’ inspired by the ‘Tryst with destiny’ speech delivered by India’s first prime minister. On the night between 14 and 15 August, 1947, at midnight, PM Jawahar Lal Nehru got up in the constituent ...

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