Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas award for Lataji

Thiruvananthapuram:  India’s most popular and
respected playback singer Lata Mangeshkar has been chosen for
the special award instituted by the Kairali-Swaralaya-Yesudas
trust.

Shreya Ghoshal, one of the best known female voices in the
film industry, was selected for the Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas
award for the year 2011.

The awards were announced by jury chairman MA Baby and
Kairali TV executive director PR Ajayan at a press conference
here today.

Renowned singer Mangeshkar was being presented with the
honour for her overall contribution a career spanning nearly
seven decades, rendering songs in 36 regional languages
besides Hindi.

Ghoshal, a popular singer in Hindi, has also sung in
regional languages including Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil,
Kannada, Assamese, Marathi and Punjabi.

While Mangeshkar’s award comprises a cash component of Rs 2
lakh, memento and citation, the ‘Swaralaya’ award carries a
cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, memento and citation.

The awards will be presented to them at a function to be
held in September, Baby said.

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