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