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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Govt honours Yesudas

K J YesudasCinemimi[Tuesday, October 25, 2011]
The government of Kerala will honour legendary playback singer K J Yesudas with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Culture Minister K C Joseph told the Assembly on Monday.

"We will certainly honour him with a lifetime achievement award when he completes half-a-century years as a professional singer," Joseph said. The Minister was responding to a submission by Congress legislator Hibi Eden, who informed the assembly that Yesudas was completing golden jubilee in the industry.

Joseph however said the government could not confer any title on Yesudas as the Constitution did not permit any such decision. But the government was keen that the singer should be honoured for his contribution to music and various other social causes, he said.

"Since his first recording, he has rendered songs in 14 languages, in an impressive music log of 35,000 songs, and has worked with every music personality in the industry," Eden said. It was in November 1962 that Yesudas made his first professional recording and went on to become a much sought after name in the music world.

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