The choreographer of the Oscar award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, Longinus Fernandes, was in Doha to crown the ninth May Ball Queen at the annual May Ball of the Goan Welfare Association Qatar.
Aishwarya Muraleedharan, a first-year B Tech student from IES College of Engineering in Thrissur, Kerala, won this year’s crown at the event.
Longinus set the dance floor on fire and lifted the spirits of his fans, who were eager to shake a leg with him, hug him and shake hands with him. Some got the opportunity to get his autograph.
He sang to the tunes of the popular songs ‘Jai Ho’ and ‘Papu cant Dance Sala’, which were choreographed by him, before he shot into the limelight with Slumdog Millionaire.
Comedian Jimmy Moses kept the crowd in good spirits with his rib-tickling comedy.
The winner of the May Ball dance walked away with a Doha-Amsterdam-Doha air ticket sponsored by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, a gold pendant by Akshaya Jewellers and lots of other prizes, including a weekend stay and a lunch for two at the Four Seasons Hotel, shopping vouchers from Al Muftah and a Westar wrist watch sponsored by Domasco.
The Young Goans Club, Bahrain, is sponsoring an airline ticket, visa and hotel accommodation for Aishwarya, who will participate in Bahrain’s May Queen Ball on May 28 in Manama.
Dolly Harish Kanjani was crowned first runner-up by Bollywood comedian Jimmy Moses and Reema Venkat was crowned the second runner-up by Suresh Sharma, Deputy General Manager-Finance, Centrepoint.
It was the second time Dolly had won the first runner-up title, having won it earlier during the seventh May Queen Ball. She walked away with a Doha-Dubai-Doha ticket sponsored by Jet Travels, a voucher for lunch and a weekend stay by Ritz-Carlton Doha, shopping vouchers from Al Muftah and a Westar wrist watch sponsored by Domasco.
Reema Venkat, who wishes to do modeling, walked away with a Doha-Manama-Doha ticket from Jet Travels, a weekend stay and a lunch for two at the Ritz-Carlton Doha, shopping vouchers from Al Muftah and a Westar wrist watch from Domasco.
Twelve young women from different countries, including Egypt, Bangladesh, India and some flown in from GCC countries, participated in the contest.
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