"I am extremely thrilled and excited as my song Aishwarya is a part of Wouter Kellermans Grammy nominated album Love Language. Aishwarya is inherently a very Indian piece and yet has an international appeal. I am so happy that it is receiving so much praise, appreciation and recognition," said Ricky Kej
"A heartfelt thanks to him (PM Modi) for helping me channelise my creativity and art towards making a difference and for giving me perspective on what the world needs. It feels like I have been a musician just so that I could see this day. To see my music hopefully make a small difference in this world"
"If you look at the West, a singer like Adele writes an album when she breaks up with someone, and John Mayer writes an album when he falls in love with someone, whereas Coldplay and U2, when they feel strongly about a political issue, write about it. Why can't that happen in India, where musicians can write about real topics and real things that are bothering them personally," said the composer
"I definitely remember him as a melodious composer because melody was very, very strong in his music," said Ricky Kej