Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan passed away in Pakistan today around 12:22 pm. Hassan who has a huge fan following in India as well as in Pakistan has landed his voice in many Bollywood films. Bollywood and Pakistani singers expressed grief at the demise of the legendry singer. Melody queen L
Shanker Mahadevan At Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA)
Based on the concept of "Music being the universal language", the first-ever edition of the Chevrolet Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA) has been formulated to recognise and acknowledge Indian music and musicians. In addition to the ten non-film and 11 film music categories, there will be an award for the Best Anti-Piracy Initiative. GIMA received 940 entries including 223 albums. Six Bollywood films - '3 Idiots', 'Karthik Calling Karthik', 'Kaminey', 'Ishqiya', 'Love Aaj Kal' and 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani' - have been nominated in the film-music category. Chevrolet GIMA is all set to honour and applaud talent across film and non-film music with the vision of giving different music genres the same platform, importance and recognition. In its efforts to bring the entire Indian music industry together, GIMA will operate under the guidance of its Advisory Board encompassing stalwarts from the music and film industry such as Vijay Lazarus, Bhushan Kumar, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, Prasoon Joshi, Pritam, Karan Johar, Mukesh Bhatt, Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, Shekhar, Leslie Lewis, Talat Aziz, Usha Uthup, Resul Pookutty, Sulaiman Merchant, Kumar Taurani, Apurv Nagpal and Atul Churamani among others. The jury is further divided into a film, technical and non-film jury.