Staff Reporter

KOCHI: The fourth edition of the Gulf Malayalam Music Awards (GMMA) will be held at Dubai Festival City on April 17.

The GMMA lifetime achievement honour for the year will be handed over to classical music guru V. Dakshinamurthy.

Apart from playback singers and music bands, cine actors will participate in the function.

Addressing mediapersons at the Ernakulam Press Club on Friday, actor Idavela Babu said that the best talents, performers and musical efforts released in 2008 in the Malayalam music industry will be honoured at the function, based on votes cast by music lovers from the Gulf region.