Bangkok, June 8 (IANS) A.R. Rahman was named the best music director for his score in "Guru" at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) 2008 awards here Sunday night, while the Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Om Shanti Om" swept a number of technical awards.
Shreya Ghoshal won the honours for the best playback singer (female) for "Barso re" from Mani Ratnam's "Guru", which film also bagged awards for the best background score (Rahman) and best song recording (H. Sridhar).
The best playback singer (male) award was bagged by Shaan for "Jab se tere naina" from "Saawariya".
Veteran Javed Akhtar was named the best lyricist for "Om Shanti Om", which also garnered awards for best special e