List of titles, honours and major awards received by Yesudas
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Yesudas in 2011
K. J. Yesudas is a multilingual singer, singing Indian classical music, devotional, light music, and Film songs. His commercially published recordings span multiple genres. This page list his Major Awards, Honors and Titles
Titles, honours and major awards
- Padma Vibhushan, 2017
- Padma Bhushan, 2002
- Padma Shri, 1975
- Honorary Doctorate by Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu in 1989.
- Honorary Doctorate by Kerala University, Kerala in 2003.
- Honorary Doctorate by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala in 2009.
- Asthana Gayakan (Official Singer) by Government of Kerala
- Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1992
- Asthana Vidwan (Official Teacher) by Udupi, Sringeri, and Raghavendra mutts.
- Sangeetha Sagaram (Music Ocean) in 1989.
- Sangeetha Chakravarthy (Music Emperor) in 1988 by Pallavi Narasimachary.
- Sangeetha Raja (Music King) by Chembai in 1974.
- Sangeetha Ratna (Music Jewel) by Lt. Governor of Pondicherry M.M. Lakhera.
- Swathi Ratnam (Swathi Jewel).
- Sapthagiri Sangeetha Vidwanmani in 2002.
- Bhakti Sangita Geetha Sironmani in 2002.
- Gaana Gandharva by G. Sankara Kurup.
- Geetanjali Award by The ex-president of India Neelam Sanjiva Reddy.
- Sur Singar Samsad Award in 1976.
- Kalaimamani Award by Government of Tamil Nadu.
- Star of India Award by Lt. Governor of Pondicherry M.M. Lakhera.
- National Citizens Award in 1994.
- Mar Gregorius Award by Governor RL Bhatia in 2006.
- Kerala Ratna by Jaihind TV in 2008.
- The Annual Latha Mangeshkar Award by Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1992.
- Dr. Pinnamaneni and Seethadevi Foundation Award in 2000.
- Senate member in the International Parliament for Safety and Peace, an organization incorporated in the United States.
- An Honorary award for Outstanding Achievements in Music and Peace by UNESCO in 1999.
- Ghantasala Melody King Award in 2005.
- Sathyan Memorial Film Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2008.
- Susheela National Music Award in 2009.
- Jaycee Foundation Film Award for Best Singer in 2009.
- Social Excellence Award in 2010.
- Mirchi Awards for Best Singer and Lifetime Achievement in 2010.
- Sree Chithira Thirunal Trust National Award in 2010.
- Swaralaya - Eenam Award in 2010 - Decade's Best Talent in Malayalam Music
- Symphony Award in 2010
- Swathi Sangeetha Puraskaram in 2010, highest music award given by Government of Kerala
- Jaihind TV Film Award 2010 for Best Male Playback Singer Award for the song Pinne Ennodonnum from the movie Shikkar.
- Amrita-FEFKA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
- Swaralaya-Devarajan Award in 2011
- CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award in 2011.
- M. K. Raghavan Vakkeel Award, instituted by Sree Narayana Sangam in memory of M. K. Raghavan, former Labour Minister and S. N. Trust General Secretary, in 2012.
- Harivarasanam Award, instituted by Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) in 2012.
- SIIMA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013.
- Dynamic Man of the Millennium Award by K. G. Foundation in 2013.
- Harmony Award by Marthoma Research Academy in 2013.
- Special Award by Government of Kerala for his overall contributions in diverse fields.
Holds the record of 7 time winner of National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer, the most by any Male Playback Singer.
- 1993, Film Name: Sopanam, Language: Malayalam, Song: All Songs
- 1991, Film Name: Bharatham, Language: Malayalam, Song: Ramakadha Gaanalayam
- 1987, Film Name: Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam, Language: Malayalam, Song: Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam
- 1982, Film Name: Meghasandesam, Language: Telugu, Song: Aakasa Desana Aashada Masaana
- 1976, Film Name: Chitchor, Language: Hindi, Song: Gori Tera Gaon Bada
- 1973, Film Name: Gaayathri, Language: Malayalam, Song: Padmatheerthame Unaru
- 1972, Film Name: Achanum Bappayum, Language: Malayalam, Song: Manushyan Mathangale
- 01 - 1969 - Best Playback Singer - Kumara Sambhavam
- 02 - 1970 - Best Playback Singer - Various Films
- 03 - 1971 - Best Playback Singer - Various Films
- 04 - 1973 - Best Playback Singer - Various Films
- 05 - 1974 - Best Playback Singer - Various Films
- 06 - 1975 - Best Playback Singer - Various Films
- 07 - 1976 - Best Playback Singer - Various Films
- 08 - 1977 - Best Playback Singer - Jagathguru Adisankaran, Angeekaaram
- 09 - 1979 - Best Playback Singer - Ulkkadal
- 10 - 1980 - Best Playback Singer - Mela, Manjil Virinja Pookkal, Angadi
- 11 - 1981 - Best Playback Singer - Various Films
- 12 - 1982 - Best Playback Singer - Various Films
- 13 - 1983 - Best Playback Singer - Various Films
- 14 - 1984 - Best Playback Singer - Swantham Sharika
- 15 - 1985 - Best Playback Singer - Various Films
- 16 - 1986 - Best Playback Singer - Nakhakshathangal
- 17 - 1993 - Best Playback Singer - Aakashadooth, Padheyam, Chenkol
- 18 - 1994 - Best Playback Singer - Parinayam
- 19 - 1995 - Best Playback Singer - No. 1 Snehatheeram Banglore North, Mazhayethum Munpe, Punnaram
- 20 - 1996 - Best Playback Singer - Desadanam, Thooval Kottaram
- 21 - 1997 - Best Playback Singer - Aaraam Thampuran
- 22 - 1998 - Best Playback Singer - Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu
- 23 - 2001 - Best Playback Singer - Ravanaprabhu
- 24 - 2002 - J. C. Daniel Award - Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding contributions to Malayalam Cinema
- 25 - 2009 - Best Playback Singer - Madhya Venal
- 26 - 2014 - Best Playback Singer - White Boys
- 2006- Best Playback Singer - Ganga
- 1990- Best Playback Singer - Alludugaru
- 1988- Best Playback Singer - Jeevana Jyothi
- 1982- Best Playback Singer - Meghasandesam
- 1992- Best Playback Singer - Mannan
- 1989- Best Playback Singer - Nyaya Tharasu
- 1988- Best Playback Singer - Various Films
- 1982- Best Playback Singer - Moondram Pirai
- 1977- Best Playback Singer - Andaman Kathali, Maduraiyai Meeta Sundara Pandian
- 2009 - Best Playback Singer (Malayalam) - Pazhassi Raja
- 2008 - Best Playback Singer (Malayalam) - Madampi
- 2006 - Best Playback Singer (Malayalam) - Vadakkumnadhan
- 2003 - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 1980 - Best Playback Singer - Dada
- D.Litt by Kerala University
- D.Litt. by MG university
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- "Sathyan memorial film awards announced".
- "Jaycey Awards". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2010-09-23.
- "Swati Puraskaram for Yesudas". The Hindu. Trivandrum, India. 2005-12-11.
- "Amrita FEFKA Film Awards Announced". Best Media Info. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
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- "Kerala Government Presents Special Award to Yesudas". PTI. The New Indian Express. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- "Kerala Govt presents special award to Yesudas". PTI. Business Standard. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
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