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On-Spot: Global Indian Music Awards 2012

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Celebs at Global Indian Music Awards 2012

The 3rd Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA) took place in the presence of the crème de la crème of the music and film fraternity, in a ceremony at Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai. The ceremony, hosted by Saif Ali Khan and Parineeti Chopra featured stellar performances by celebrated musicians and Bollywood stars including Shankar Mahadevan and his sons – Shivam and Siddarth, Sonu Niigaam, Sonkashi Sinha with Mika, Sukhwinder among others. There was a special act dedicated to the musical maestro A R Rahman for completing 20 years in the industry, he was felicitated by none other than Yash Chopra. Renowned singers like Alka Yagnik, Hariharan, Udit Narayan, Naresh Iyer, Mohit Chauhan, Chitra, Sonu Niigaam came together to honor the young legend with a heart-warming performance to some of his chartbuster hits like "Dil Hai Chota Sa", "Tu Hi Re", "Chanda Re Chande Re", "Mitwa", "Mehndi Hai Rachne Wali", "Ru Ba Ru", "Saathiya", "Sadda Haq" and "Jai Ho". Sonakshi Sinha enthralled the audience with her high-energy act to her latest hit songs like "Go Go Govinda", "Chinta Ta" (along with Mika) and her upcoming movie ‘Son of Sardar’. The surprise in the act was co-star Ajay Devgn who joined her on-stage to groove on the title track of ‘Son of Sardar’. A special award honoring ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ went to Smt. Girija Devi while the ‘Global Indian Musician Award’ was bestowed upon music legend Pandit Jasraj. 'Rockstar' walked away with 6 GIMA Awards leading in the Film category, there was a tie between Alka Yagnik & Babul Supriyo (Mone-Rob) and Sarvani Sen & Kaushiki Desikan (Yatra 2) for the Best Folk Album in the Non-film Category. Noted musician Dr. L Subramanium received the Best Carnatic Classical Album Instrumental in the Non Film Category.Click on, for exclusive snaps from the Global Indian Music Awards 2012.
© Varinder Chawla
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