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K. J. Yesudas

Born 10 January 1940, at Fort Kohi

He is an Indian musician and filmplayback singer. Yesudas sings Indian classical, devotional and cinematic songs. He has recorded more than 100,000 songs in a number of Indian languages including Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil as well as Russian, Arabic, Latin and English during a career spanning more than five decades.

Yesudas has recorded over 70,000 songs and has won scores of accolades including the coveted Padma Shri (1975), Padma Bhushan (2002), Padma Vibhushan(2017) and seven National Awards for Best Playback Singer. He is the only singer who has been accorded the title Asthana Gayakan(official singer) of Kerala State.

National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer a record seven times by the Government of India

Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer a record 25 times for the best playback singer by the Government of Kerala

J. C. Daniel Award from Government of Kerala

Andhra Pradesh State Film Awards four times for the best playback singer by the Government of Andhra Pradesh

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards five times for the best playback singer by the Government of Tamil Nadu

West Bengal State Film Awards one time for the best playback singer by the Government of West Bengal

Sangeetha Kalasikhamani, 2002 by The Indian Fine arts Society, Chenna.



Contributors: Jayan

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