Mumbai, Feb 14 : Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been leading Pakistani singers in Bollywood for the last several years, as he bagges awards year after year.
The latest was was the Mirchi Music Awards 2010, which are instituted by Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, at the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai recently. These awards celebrate excellence in India's film music industry.
Positioned and envisioned as the Grammys of India, the Mirchi Music Awards event was supported by the Singers Association of India and the Music Composers Association of India.
Pakistani musicians swept Mirchi Music Awards as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was nominated under four different categories for his bollywood songs while Amanat Ali, Najam Sheraz, Shafqat Amanat Ali & Shiraz Uppal were also nominated,.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan won the Best Male Vocalist Of The Year award for ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain' (Dabangg). He was also nominated for ‘Sajda' (My Name is Khan) with Shankar Mahadevan under the same category.
Shiraz Uppal was named the Best Upcoming Music Director for ‘Rabba' (Aashayein).
Amanat Ali's song ‘Thumri' from his debut album ‘Kohram' was judged the Best Indipop Song. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Shankar Mahadevan's song ‘Aman Ki Asha' and Shafqat Amanat Ali's song ‘Kyun Dooriyan' from his third studio album ‘Kyun Dooriyan' were also nominated for the same trophy.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Shankar Mahadevan's ‘Sajda' (My Name Is Khan) was the Best Sufi Song whereas Rahat's song ‘Aas Pass Khuda' from Anjaana Anjaani was also nominated under the same category.
‘Sajda' by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shankar Mahadevan & Richa Sharma from ‘My Name is Khan' won an award for the Best Raag Inspired Song Of The Year while ‘Tum Jo Aaye' by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Tulsi Kumar from ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai' was nominated for the same award.
Najam Sheraz won the Best Upcoming Male Vocalist Of The Year award for ‘Tere Bina' from ‘Shaapit'.The awards ceremony was telecast on Sunday Feb 13 on Sony TV even as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and his music troupe was caught carrying undeclared amounts of US dollars.