Dabur Red Paste Mirchi Music Awards Bangla Powered By Jio: The Sixth Edition felicitates Anup Ghoshal and Rituparna Sengupta for their outstanding contribution to Bangla music & films

It was a night where music took centre-stage. The annual musical extravaganza by Radio Mirchi, the Dabur Red Paste Mirchi Music Awards Bangla Powered by Jio, celebrated the best in Bengali music in 2016. It was attended by the who’s who of the Bengali film and music industry including Rituparna Sengupta, Dev, Anupam Roy, Mimi Chakraborty, Yash Dasgupta, Nachiketa, Rupam and many more.

The winners in each category went through a rigorous selection process where a jury comprising thirty-three industry stalwarts voted for the best numbers from the entire pool of approximately 2,000 songs that were released in 2016. Besides the regular awards categories in Film and Non-Film Bangla music, there was also the Mirchi Listeners’ Choice Awards for the Best Film Song and the Best Film Album. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Anup Ghoshal, while Tollywood superstar, Rituparna Sengupta, was felicitated for completing two decades in the industry. “We are very excited to present the much awaited sixth edition of MMA Bangla. Our mantra for the MMAs is ‘Music ko Mirchi ka salaam’ and we truly believe in recognizing the contribution of the people who are the ones who make the amazing music we hear but who are behind the scenes and hence not visible to the public. At the MMAs, every nominee is a winner as each and every one of them is outstanding”, said Prashant Panday, MD & CEO, Radio Mirchi. Jury member and industry veteran, Indrani Sen commented, “It is always a pleasure to be associated with Mirchi Music Awards Bangla as it recognizes and honours both excellence and popularity in Bengali music. These awards also give recognition to upcoming talent which is essential to keep the industry moving forward.”