Guwahati boy Padmanav Bordoloi has been nominated for Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) Award 2016. GIMA is one of India’s biggest Music Academy Awards and he has been nominated in the Best Music Debut Non-Film segment for his first ever Hindi composition ‘Teri Jo Baatein Hain’.
Incidentally, Padmanav is the second male singer from Assam to be nominated for this coveted title. Angaraag Papon Mahanta did Assam proud by winning the GIMA Award 2015 in the Best Pop Album Segment for ‘Coke Studio Season 3’ and GIMA Awards 2012 in the Best Pop Album Segment for ‘The Story So Far’.
Trained in Hindustani classical and Western classical music, Padmanav was the first Assamese to become a finalist in Indian Idol and later he went on to become a finalist in SaReGaMaPa 2013. ‘Teri Jo Baatein Hain’, is the first Hindi non-film song composed by an Assamese singer to be shot abroad.
On being nominated for the award, Padmanav says, ‘It is a huge honour for me to be nominated for GIMA Award 2016, which is the biggest award in the field of music. Recognitions like this encourage artistes like us to work even harder and deliver even better music to our fans.’
Padmanav is currently working on his next music album Dihing Disang Dimoru, a Bihu Xuriya and folk Fusion Video album.