Born in in Fort Cochin, Kerala, India, as Kattassery Joseph Yesudas and fondly referred to as Dr. KJ Yesudas, the 75-year-old singer has been an avid contributor to the world of music for around 50 years now.
Yesudas, is renowned for his rich voice and a sonorous timbre with which he stormed the music world like a colossus. He is counted among the few musicians who is recognized for his immense contributions in both the genres, – i.e. classical and film music.
To commemorate this occasion and to felicitate the singer for his immense contributions to the world of music, Tarangini, Lakshman Sruthi Orchestra and Raj Events join hands in organising this Mega Celebration – ‘Yesudas- 50 years’ of Indian Cinema.
One of the most renowned South Indian musicians of all times, Yesudas is also one of India’s foremost exponents of classical Carnatic vocal music and leading playback singer. The singer prides having sung over 30,000 songs for thousands of Indian films in various languages.
His service to the world of music was recognised by the Government of India, which conferred on him the Padma Bhushan Award. This apart, he was also honored with Padma Shree in 1973 by the President who conferred him the title of Padma Shri.
These prestigious awards were just a small part of the numerous laurels that the singer has received in his career spanning around 50 years. The Indian Classical Music artiste, Playback Singer and Music Director would be felicitated and recognized for his extraordinary services to the music world on January 25, 2015 at the Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The presence of numerous celebrities from various platforms like the Social, Political, Cultural spheres of this country are gracing the occasion. This spectacular event would receive wide coverage by numerous media houses, including the print (Press), Television (Electronic), Online media and Social media.
Here is your chance to witness your favorite singing stars recreating his unforgettable numbers and watch the stars of the Indian Film Industry gather to celebrate this occasion and share 6 hours of nostalgia and euphoria in your favorite Channel Vijay TV.
The musical soiree will surely be a memorable one as who’s who of the film music fraternity would be part of the evening. While, the music lovers and aficionado would get to relish and enjoy each and every moment. So, hurry and book your passes now for this grandiose event that would facilitate the singer who has entertained over three generations.