Indian Telly Awards 2002 on 1 November

MUMBAI: The Indian Telly Awards, the first and the biggest awards programme to recognize the talent and achievements of the people in television industry, will be presented in Mumbai on Friday, 1 November 2002.

Into its second year, The Indian Telly Awards 2002 has received tremendous response from the television industry with more than 750 entries from various production houses, television channels, studios, technicians, actors, writers, musicians and others associated with the industry.

The awards will be presented at a gala presentation ceremony which is to be held at The Tulip Star (formerly Juhu Centaur), Juhu Poolside in Mumbai on Friday, 1 November 2002 at 6:00 pm.

Anil Dharker (left) makes a point as does Ashutosh Gowarikar with Dolly Thakore to his right and jury members Rakesh Sharma to his left and Rekha Nigam to his extreme left

The large number of entries has been whittled down to about 250 after being vetted by various juries comprising eminent personalities associated with the television industry such as Ashutosh Gowarikar, Anil Dharker, Kiran Deohans, Lekh Tandon, Dolly Thakore, Rekha Nigam, Rakesh Sharma, Vanita Kohli, Vinod Ranganath, Ravi Kiran, Amit Khanna, Rajesh Pant, Markand Adhikari,Vikram Sakhuja, Nandan Maluste and Mohan Nair.

Says Indian Television Dot Com CEO Anil Wanvari: "The Indian television industry has responded extremely well to The Indian Telly Awards this year going by the number of entries we received and the eminent personalities and professionals who agreed to be on our juries and help us recognize and select excellence in each of the categories. I expect and hope that The Tellies will only grow in stature from hereon."

The Indian Telly Awards jury and event partners Opus Events' Tarun Chopra and Kunal and TV production partner UTV's Fazilla, along with the Band Of Boys at the Press Conference at Mumbai's Taj Mahal Hotel on 14 October 2002 , and Optymystix's Sanjiv Sharma and Vipul D Shah share some thoughts with's Anil Wanvari

The crme de la crme of television in India will be present at The Indian Telly Awards 2002. The presentation ceremony will feature performances by eminent television and film personalities.

The special jury to decide the Lifetime contribution to Indian Television Award (from left to right): Percept Advertising CEO Rajesh Pant, MindShare's Vikram Sakhuja, Reliance Group's Amit Khanna, Doordarshan Mumbai station director Mukesh Sharma, Indian Television Dot Com CEO Anil Wanvari, BusinessWorld media editor Vanita Kohli, Kotak Mahindra's Nandan Maluste, and Asianet's Mohan Nair

The ground management on the day of the presentation will be in the hands of Opus Events, while UTV has been commissioned for the television production. Discussions are on with Indian television channels for telecast rights to the event.

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