Radio Mirchi felicitates the best of Marathi music

20 Mar,2013

By A Correspondent


Radio Mirchi and P N Gadgil Constructions recognized and felicitated the best of the Marathi music at the first ever Mirchi Music Awards Marathi powered by Indus Health Plus.


Prashant Panday

Prashant Panday, CEO at ENIL said, “Music, Fun and Entertainment are what we provide our listeners with. Mirchi Music Awards Marathi Powered By Indus Health Plus proved to be one of the biggest musical extravaganza for the Marathi music industry. We have always believed in appreciating and encouraging talents and Mirchi Music Award Marathi is our way to thank everyone contributing to the Marathi music industry.”


Hosted by Jeetendra Joshi and Pushkar Shrotri, the awards night included some stellar acts by musicians, actors and performers of the Marathi industry.


Nitin Singh

Nitin Singh, VP and Cluster Head, Rest of Maharashtra said, “At Radio Mirchi we believe in promoting and appreciating good music. Though in the first year, the P N Gadgil Constructions presents Mirchi Music Awards Marathi Powered by Indus Health Plus saw the creme-de-la-creme of the Marathi music industry come together and celebrate outstanding contribution to Marathi music. This presence and support has really contributed to our success tonight. We also appreciate the support shown by our sponsors in making this awards night a great success.”


Agreeing with him, Ninad Sonawane, Cluster Programming Head, Rest of Maharashtra and Goa at Radio Mirchi – ENIL said, “Mirchi Music Awards is our way to thank, appreciate and support the illustrious Marathi music industry. It is a platform for everyone to come together and showcase their talent. Though in the first year, we have had the privilege to work with the most prestigious Jury. Their presence on the panel speaks volumes about the credibility of the awards ceremony.”


On his association with the awards, Suresh Wadkar, Jury Chairperson, said, “It truly feels good to know that Radio Mirchi has taken this initiative to award the Marathi music industry. It is a tremendous platform for us to come together and raise a toast to good music. Such awards ceremony is an affirmation to our efforts & good music and we need to keep providing our fans and listeners with more foot tapping music. As a Jury Chairperson we were very cautious and careful in picking the categories. I have personally ensured fairness to the talent and be absolutely unbiased to any talents.”


The awards recognized winners in 12 categories and 12 Listener’s choice awards – Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Besides these, the night saw 4 non-competing categories viz Life Time Achievement Award – Pt Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Special Contribution to Marathi Music – Sulochana Chavan, Best Album from the Golden Era – Lakhachi Goshta, and Jury Special Recognition – Enoch Daniel.


The winners were decided by eminent jury. Suresh Wadkar, the Jury Chairperson shouldered the responsibility with the veteran Ashok Patki as the Head of the Jury. Some of the other names on the jury include Aarati Ankalikar, Abhijit Pohankar, Bela Shende, Kaushal Inamdar, Soumitra, Sadhana Sargam, Dr Salil Kulkarni, Sandeep Khare, Shridhar Phadke, Sudhir Moghe, Vaishali Samant and Vijay Dayal.


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