Kersi Lord Wins Mirchi Music Award ‘09

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Kersi Lord Wins Mirchi Music Award ‘09 for Outstanding Contribution to Hindi Film Music

On February 10th, 2010, my dad accepted an award that was a long time coming. As i stood in the crowd with one of my sisters Peri and her kids, my husband Nitesh (aka Ajay), a close friend of my father Ajay Talgeri and a family friend Kshitij Mehta, tears filled my eyes.

There on the stage was my dear Papa, who after 60 years of hard work, was gracefully accepting this award commending a lifetime’s worth of his work. I can’t possibly imagine how amazing it must have felt for him to watch as the entire crowd got to their feet in what was the only standing ovation of the night.  Later, in his most characteristically humble way he told me, “When everyone stood up, it felt so good. I’ve never felt something like this before.”

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The award comes to him from an association set up by Radio Mirchi, the Mirchi Music Awards. Now, in the second year of its existence this is, surprisingly, the only award show in India which specifically focuses on appreciating music and musicians (film and independent). The Jury this year was led by the great lyricist Javed Akhtar and included Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anu Malik and many other music and film legends.

On behalf of my dad, i would like to thank Mirchi, the jury and all his numerous friends and fans across the globe for making this night so special for him. It is one he, nor i, will ever forget. Thank you.

100220101551Taken just after the award show.

Picture is private property of Jasmin Lord and cannot be utilized or reproduced in any form without explicit permission from the owner.






For everyone who wants to catch a glimpse of the show i believe it is airing on 21st of February on Sony. Please do watch and check out the some of the press coverage of the event. Just click on the links given below:-

Bombay Times – Page 3 – February 13th, 2010

Bombay Times – Page 1 – February 13th, 2010


Jasmin said...

Wish you a very Happy 75th Birthday Papa :) and a very Happy Valentine's Day as well. Love and hugs to you from the whole family.

Love Zarine, Sanjay, Payal, Samar, Peri, Rehaan, Esha, Ajay and Jasmin.

Didier said...

Congratulations on the award, Kersi. I'm so happy for you. This is long overdue. Happy 75th birthday as well. You don't seem a day over 50. I love the blog. Will keep checking.

Kersi Lord said...

What more can i say. I Love you All.

NK said...

Congrats Sir!! Narendra Khanolkar. Jasmin Should be copy writer.

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