M FEST -2019 - KiMA AWARDS for Luminaries of Kannada Film Industry
Bangalore: January 20, 2019: The final day of M FEST 2019, January 20, 2019, witnessed the award ceremony of 5th Edition of KiMA AWARDS at Lakeside, Orion Mall, Bengaluru wherein the legend, Dr. Hamsalekha and Mr. VK Lokesh, CEO and Promoter of M FEST 2019 and KiMA AWARDS presented awards to the following awardees of the special categories:
•Nadoja Dr. B K Sumithra - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
•Dr. Doddarange Gowda - OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD
•Mr. Pravin Godkhindi - INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN AWARD
•Mr. Vijay Prakash - POPULAR SINGER AWARD
The day started with a performance by the popular Indian band played by Manjunath NS & Sandeep Vashista in both National and International music spheres. Their genre is Carnatic Classical, Hindustani Classical, Indian Classical Dance Forms, Fusion, Film and World Music. The duo are multi-faceted artists, where the former is known for his versatile playing of the Drum kit and the latter is a music composer, producer and recording artist. It was followedby a live Music performance by Charan Rao and Sangharsh Kumar which was a curtain raiser for the 5th KiMA AWARDS, the most prestigious Kannada Music Awards. In its 5th Edition, KiMA AWARDS celebrates talent across the globe over multiple genres of Kannada Music, which is the right platform to compete with the best of best from the Kannada Music industry.
The special guests who graced the occasion were Dr. Hamsalekha, the ambassador of M FEST 2019, Smt. Indu Vishwanath (Music Composer and Singer), Dr. Praveen D Rao (Music Composer and Multi-instrumentalist), V. Manohar (Film Director and Music Director) and many other noted personalities of the Kannada Music and Entertainment Industry.