Toms is one of the best
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Boban & Molly
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||At Cochin, of Augustine Joseph and
||In the Music Academy, Tirupunithura and
Swati Tirunal Music Academy, Trivandrum.
||Under Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar
|Debut in the musical
||Sang for a malayalam
film ‘Kalpadukal’ in November 1961.
In the world of
music, K.J. Yesudas is truly exceptional - his success
in the dual spheres of popular music as well as classical
music is unparalleled. Yesudas was initiated into
Karnatik music at a very young age by his father Augustine Joseph.
He made his stage debut at age 12, and graduated from the
Trivandrum Music Academy in 1958.
Yesudas's success in the world of popular music has been phenomenal.
His first playback song was in the movie Kalpadukal in 1961. Besides
Malayalam, he sang in all other South Indian languages.
In 1976, he started singing for Hindi movies, and films in
other North Indian languages. Today he is the only
Indian musician to have recorded songs in all Indian languages except
Kashmiri and Assamiya.
He received the Padmashri from the President of India in 1977.
He received the first National Award in 1977 for singing in the film
Achanum Bappayum, his second National Award for the film Gayathri,
the third National Award in 1978 for film Chitchor,
the fourth National Award for the Telugu f ilm
Mega sandesham, his fifth National Award for the flm Unnikale
Oru Katha Parayaam, and his sixth in 1992 for the
The film Chitchor also won him a Filmfare Special Award. Alaap got him the
Sur Singar Samsad Award and Dada the Filmfare award in 1980.
In 1991, he received an honorary doctorate
degree from the Annamalai University in
recognition for his contributions to music
and art. He received the Lata
Mangeshkar Award in 1991.
Besides these national awards, Yesudas
is the recipient of 16 Kerala State Awards,
eight State Awards from TamilNadu, 5 state Awards from Karnataka,
four State Awards from Andra Pradesh and one State Award from
Bengal. ( Any idea which is the movie? ) In 1992
he received the distinguished honor of "Star of Cochin"
from the citizens of Cochin. The government of Kerala has named
Yesudas "Asthana Gayakan".