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<b>A.R.Rahman Won Best MD for Yuva (AE in Hindi)</b> A.R.Rahman Won Best MD for Yuva (AE in Hindi)

Topic started by dinesh (@ on Sat Oct 16 06:48:15 EDT 2004.
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Noted Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar scored a hat-trick at the first Sangeet Awards ceremony held at the famous Royal Albert Hall here on Friday night.

At a glittering function attended by leading Bollywood music directors and actors, Akhtar won awards for Best Lyrics in Pop Music Category for 'O Sahiba', Best Lyrics category (critics award) and Best Lyrics in the film music category for the title song in blockbuster Kal Ho Naa Ho.

The awards, which will be an annual affair henceforth, were organised by the Sahara Group to celebrate excellence in Indian music.

Akhtar said he was winning three awards at one time after nearly three decades.

While noted singer and composer Adnan Sami could not attend the function as he was unwell, filmstars Hrithik Roshan, Sameera Reddy and Yana Gupta stole the show with their performances.

The legend's honour went to music director Anandji of Kalyanji-Anandji fame while ace music composer A R Rehman won awards for Best Music Director (film music - Yuva) and Best music arranger (critics award) for 'Yeh Rishta' in the film Meenakshi.

Playback singer-cum-music director Shankar Mahadevan claimed honours for Best male singer and Best Album award and later along with Ahsan and Loy won prizes in the Best Song category for 'Kal Ho Na Ho' and te best music director award.

Bollywood actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai launched 'Sahara One', Sahara's music channel at the function. More

Other award winners were Awadoot Gupte (Best New Voice in Pop Music), Strings (Best Pop Group,) Aksar (Best Song), H Sridhar and S Shivkumar (Best sound recordist - critics award for the film Yuva), Ram Sampad (Best music Programmer - critics awards for the film Khakee), Sunidhi Chauhan (Best playback female singer in Chameli), Amir Jamal (Best male playback singer in Murder), Jatin Lalit (Most popular choice award for soundtrack in Hum Tum), Alka Yagnik (Best playback female singer in Tere Naam) and Udit Narayan (Best male playback singer in Koi Mil Gaya).

Other prominent personalities who attended the three-hour long show were actress Shabhana Azmi, actor-director Feroz Khan, directors Shyam Benegal, Ramesh Sippy and Ken Ghosh and choreographer Shiamak Davar.,001100030009.htm


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