The melody of a Malayali: Revisiting Yesudas on his birthday


To write about KJ Yesudas is no longer a simple job smitten by his eminent occupation as a playback singer spanning over six a protracted time all through which he is estimated to dangle recorded over 50,000 songs. If that is no longer sufficient to realise the vastness of his occupation, something else could presumably per chance attend. Yesudas has obtained the National Award for Ideal Male Playback singer a file eight conditions and has obtained 43 sigh awards in his occupation. He has also been honoured with Padma Shri (1975), Padma Bhushan (2002) and Padma Vibhushan (2017).

A vocal surprise who could presumably per chance render even the complex of compositions with ease, Yesudas had as soon as recorded songs in eleven assorted languages on the identical day. It is even mentioned that a Malayali can no longer stop a day with out listening to a Dasettan track someplace. The songs he crooned for legendary composers Baburaj and Devarajan Grasp all throughout the 60’s and 70’s are smooth the soul of Mayalali’s melody. Folks dangle an unbreakable emotional connection to songs love “Thamasamenthe Varuvan”, “Pranasakhi Njan Verumoru”, “Oru pushpam Mathramen”, “Ayiram Padasarangal” amongst others. The vogue Yesudas handled every note all throughout the lyrical context of those timeless songs is as precise because the feeling of touching emotions alongside with your fingers. It is unbelievable to deem any assorted deliver for Malayali’s favourite track “Devangangal Kayyozhinja Tharkam” from Padmarajan directorial Njan Gandharvan, a track that resonates with Yesudas’s honorific Gana Gandharvan that formulation the celestial singer from heaven.

“Manushyan Madangale Srishtichu”, a interior most favourite of the maestro, is a track Yesudas would insist at public gatherings or social events. The lyrics of the track written by Vayalar Ramavarma for the film Achanum Bappayum is relevant even this day. The important thing few lines of the track interprets to: “Folk created religions. Religions created gods. Folk, religions and gods atomize up the land and minds.”

Even Yesudas’ first in vogue track starting with the words Jathi Bedham Matha Dwesham modified into as soon as about Kerala’s caste-ridden society. The words had been written by one among the finest social reformers and renaissance leaders Kerala has ever considered – Sree Narayana Guru. In a vogue, Yesudas’s celestial deliver grew to turn out to be the software program to propagate solutions of equality and hope of building a world free from the evils of caste and faith through songs love “Manushyan Mathangale Srishtichu” and “Jathi Bedham”. On every occasion Yesudas talks at public gatherings and events, he emphasises on the need for communal and non secular concord.

Now no longer finest in Malayalam, the legendary singer has also made his impress in Bollywood and various south Indian industries. His songs from the 1976 film Chithcor nonetheless by Raveendra Jain are in vogue even this day. “Surmayee Ankhiyon Mein” penned by Gulzaar for the film Sadma is also loved by many.

Yesudas has also proven his versatility by singing many songs of a mountainous selection of moods and spin. He has an enviable discography with everyone having their include Dasettan particular track.

So, on Yesudas’ 82nd birthday, let’s safe comfort within the countless vivid songs he has rendered over the years.

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