India based Brands Academy celebrated its 35th Anniversary and hosted its Signature Event in Goa to present the ICON AWARDS OF THE YEAR 2015. Asian Lite reports.
With pomp and fanfare the event was celebrated to win the heart of the Goans and dignitaries from different walks of life from India. Renowned Bollywood singer Hema Sardesai who is internationally known for belting out popular numbers in Hindi and Konkani was one of the award recipients honoured this year as the ICON OF THE YEAR. Versatile Hema is a rare singer who can sing traditional classical style, English pop , Bollwood songs , Konkani folk , devotional songs and in different other genres of vocal music. Hema came into limelight after A R Rehman signed her for the evergreen song Aaware Bhaware picturised on Kajol from the Hindi film Sapnay. At the evening where she was honoured with the ICON OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015, Hema tells Asian Lite that “it was one of the most beautiful highlights’’ of her life.
She received the award at the hands of the great living legend MILKA
SINGHJI. “I felt just so fulfilled, grateful and moreover when Milka Singhji lovingly called me ‘Beta’ (child) , she said. An emotional Hema added, “ My eyes brimmed up coz I remembered whenever anyone asked my beloved Dad if he was tired, he used give a strong smile and say “I am Milka Singh”….thats why this Award is more super special to me. ‘’
Others who were honoured with Awards at this 35th Brands Academy Icon Of The Year evening were..International Fashion designer Ritu Beri, Ravi Kishen, Sunil Grover(Guththi), Kailash Kher, Gaurav Chopra, Rohit Roy and legendary actor artistes Om Puri and Kader Khan.