MUMBAI (AFP) - India feted the return Thursday of the children who acted in "Slumdog Millionaire" and celebrated composer A.R. Rahman after the feel-good movie's stunning Oscar-winning streak in Hollywood. Six children who starred in the rags-to-riches tale returned to a delirious greeting from family members, friends and fans who thronged Mumbai's international airport. The crowd cheered and chanted "Jai Ho", the theme song of the film that won Rahman two golden statuettes among the eight Oscars awarded to the movie last Sunday " including "Best Picture". "This is the proudest moment of our lives. I cannot believe my daughter has become world famous," said Rafiq Asghar Ali Quereshi, a slumdweller and father of nine-year-old Rubina Ali who acts in the movie. Rubina played the younger version of the love interest of Jamal, the hero of the film about a Mumbai tea boy who rises from poverty and enters a TV quiz show to win millions and be united with the girl he adores. The children, three of whom are slumdwellers, were garlanded in traditional Indian style by family members and then were whisked home in six Mercedes. Afterwards they were due to attend a party, Indian television reported. Meanwhile, in composer Rahman's southern home city of Chennai, a huge crowd welcomed him with drums, dancing and cries of his song "Jai Ho". Fans held a banner that read "Congrats Jai Ho Rahman" and surged forward to greet the man dubbed the "Mozart of Madras", a reference to Chennai's former name. "I dedicate the Oscars to the people of the country and young and budding music artists," Rahman said, thanking fans for the "overwhelming reception". He told a news conference later his Oscar success "shows anything is possible". The crowd waited through the night until Rahman arrived at the airport, clutching his prized statuettes and accompanied by his wife and mother. The 43-year-old composer won two Academy Awards for best original music score and best original song for "Jai Ho". Rahman is responsible for the music in some of Indian cinema's biggest hits in recent years and is believed to have sold more than 100 million albums. "Slumdog Millionaire", directed by British film-maker Danny Boyle, has brought him even wider acclaim, with its versatile soundtrack fusing hip-hop and pulsing electronica, haunting ballads, instrumentals and upbeat Bollywood-style numbers. Rahman is only the third Indian to be honoured by the Academy. Many fans followed his car to his home on a Chennai road which was decorated with flowers and there was more dancing and singing. Rahman was non-committal about media speculation that the Oscar win would woo him to Hollywood. "It is too early to talk about it. The people there (Hollywood) have been receiving me with open arms but it is great to be back home," he said.