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Papon adjudged Best Male Singer

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 2 - Singer Angarag (Papon) Mahanta has been chosen as the Best Singer (Male) for his �Moh moh ke dhaage� song from the film, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, at the 8th Mirchi Music Awards 2016.

This was Papon�s second award for the same song. He was chosen for the award over popular singer Arijit Singh who was nominated for four songs.

�It is a great feeling to see that such a poignant, slow song has been appreciated so much. This song and its melody have stayed with the people and it is always a pleasure to be able to sing such songs,� said Papon soon after the announcement of the award.

Papon had earlier won the Best Singer (Male) Award at the 22nd STAR Screen Awards for the same song. He was also nominated at the 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards and Zee Cine Awards 2016 for this song.

With songs like �Moh moh ke dhaage� from Dum Laga Ke Haisha, �Humnava� from Hamari Adhuri Kahani, the reprise version of Tu Jo Mila from Bajrangi Bhaijaan and the critically-acclaimed �Darbaan� from the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer, Bombay Velvet, the year 2015 saw Papon produce one hit after another.

�All these four songs were from big films, big banners and more importantly, they are melodious and soulful numbers that people can always remember,� he said.

One of the country�s leading private FM radio broadcasters, Radio Mirchi hosted its annual music awards for the eighth consecutive year to celebrate and honour Bollywood�s best musicians in 2015.

Several noted musicians, filmmakers and songwriters were invited as part of the jury panel.

Led by veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar, the panel also included Udit Narayan, director Ramesh Sippy, singer Kavita Krishnamurthy, music director Anu Malik, lyricist Prasoon Joshi, Louiz Banks, Bappi Lahiri, Roop Kumar Rathod, Madhur Bhandarkar, Sudhir Mishra and Subhash Ghai.

The award function will be telecast soon.

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