He said this after offering prayers at the famous Madrasa-a-Ameeniya Ameer Peer 'Dargah' in Kadapah district of Andhra Pradesh, on Friday, Feb 27
The 43-year-old music maestro said the Oscar awards are a great honour not only for him, but for the nation.
"I feel it is a great honour for all of us. I am probably a representative for all the aspirations. I have come here for spiritual guidance and blessings," said Rahman.
He is the first Indian composer and the fourth in the world to win two Oscars for best composition and best song in the same year.