Yesudas selected for Swaralaya-Devarajan Master Award


Classical musician and playback singer K.J. Yesudas has been selected for this year"s Swaralaya-Devarajan Master award for his contributions to Indian music.

Poet O.N.V. Kurup, who chaired the award jury, and former Kerala Minister for Cultural Affairs M.A. Baby announced the award at a press conference here on Monday.

They said Mr. Yesudas had been incomparable these past five decades not only as a singer, but also as a music director. The award, instituted in the memory of music director G. Devarajan, carries a cash prize of Rs.50,000 and a plaque.

Karnatic musician Omanakutty, music director M. Jayachandran and music critic Ravi Menon were members of the jury that selected Mr. Yesudas for the award.

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