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Mangalore, Dec 9, 2012 : The Fourth Global Konkani Music Awards ceremony by Mandd Sobhann were conferred at a sparkling ceremony at Kalaangan, Shakthinagar here on Sunday December 9.

Gurukiran, prominent music director, singer, actor was the chief guest; Armando Gonsalves, founder, CEO of Heritage Jazz, Goa was the guest of honor while Stany Alvares, president of Mandd Sobhan presided over the function.

The music awards were conferred in six categories, namely Best Singer – Male, Best Singer – Female, Best Lyricist, Best Music Composer, Best Music Arranger and Best Music Album 2011.

The Best Singer Female 2011 was bagged by Lavita Lobo, Mangalore for ‘Ye Raja’ song from Xetam Merer album, and Butto (Odisha), Bangalore bagged Best Singer Male 2011 for ‘Mhaka Kollana’ song from Vozrah Motiam album.

Roshan D’Souza Angelore won the Best Music Composer 2011 ‘Pavsilya Disanim’ song from Xetam Merer; the late Chafra D’Costa won Best Lyricist 2011 for Vozram Motiam; Cajethan Dias (Honnavar), Bangalore won Best Music Arranger 2011 for Vozram Motiam and Ivan Lobo and Ye Mana Team won Best Music Album 2011 award for his ‘Xetam Merer’ album.

The award consisted of Rs 25,000 cash which was handed over by Gurukiran.

The jury had shortlisted three nominees in each category earlier out of 126 applications. All the three nominees in each category were honored by Armando Gonsalves.

Speaking on the occasion, Gurukiran said that he was happy to witness the programme and termed it ‘Konkani Filmfare Awards’ ceremony for its beautiful organization.

He appreciated the experiments in Konkani singing and lauded the recipients of the prestigious award, particularly commendind the talent of young singer Lavita Lobo. Impressed by her maturity in singing, he also offered her a song.

As usual Gurukiran won the hearts of the audience with his imitable style of singing, but this time with a Konkani song.

Armando Gonsalves wished Mandd Sobhann good luck in all its future endeavours and wished that the organization would unite with Goans to uplift Konkani.

The Global Konkani Music Awards ceremony also featured songs by Queenie Fernandes and Akash Telugu, Goa, Rani and Rai Kogull of Soad-3 International and dance by Nach Sobhann team.

Melita Sequeira and Poornanand Chari compered the programme.

Eric Ozario, Louis J Pinto, Elias Fernandes, Steven Dias, Roy Castelino, Anil Patrao, Fr Jayaprakash, Titus Noronha, Dolphy D’Souza, Jossy D’Souza, Arun Raj, Vitori Karkal, Fr Pias James among others were present. 

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