The awards, powered by Oman Tourism with support from title sponsor Kamdhenu Steel, celebrated and acknowledged the best talent in the live entertainment industry, at an event held on Wednesday. The musical extravaganza witnessed prominent celebrities from the Indian musical fraternity being honoured.

Amongst the winners in various categories were Richa Sharma, Mini Mathur (Best Anchor-Female), Terence Lewis (Best Dance Performer-Male), Raell Padamsee (Best Theatre Act), Sivamani (Best Instrumental Act), Indian Ocean (Best Band), Nucleya (Best DJ), DJ Suketu (Best DJ), DJ Barkha Kaul (Best DJ) and more.

Popular singer Adnan Sami was present too at the event, which also featured performances by new and established artists. Akhil Banga, a new face in the Punjabi pop category sung the opening act at the gala evening, while the young sitar talent Azeem Ahmed Alvi brought down the curtains with his performance.

Hosted by popular comedian Papa CJ and Danish Sait, a Bangalore-based radio personality, the show also saw performances by singer Richa Sharma and Paras Nath, a flautist from Mumbai. Vishal Nagdev, business head and founder - EVENTFAQS Media Pvt Ltd, said: "While there are a plethora of film, music and television awards, the biggest entertainment section - live, has been completely ignored.

"Given our body of work in promoting live talent pan India, we consider the live performing artist community as our most important stakeholder. LQA is our effort in celebrating their talent and excellence and propagating live entertainment further."

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