2009 - Ujala Asianet Film Awards - Special Lifetime achievement award
Padma Bhushan by President of India in 2002.
Padma Sri by President of India in 1973.
Doctorate by Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu in 1989.
D.Litt by Kerala University, Kerala in 2003.
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.
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 awrd 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.
National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer seven times by the Government of India.
State Film Awards Twenty three times for the best Playback singer by the Government of Kerala.
State Film awards Eight times for the best Playback singer by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
State Film awards Five Times for the best Playback singer by the Government of Karnataka.
State Film awards Six times for the best Playback singer by the Government of Andra Pradesh.
State Film awards One time for the best Playback singer by the Government of West Bengal.
Dr. Yesudas has won the national award seven times which is a record no singer has equalled, let alone surpassed.
1972, Film Name: Achanum Bappayum, Language: Malayalam, First line of the song: Manushyan mathangale
1973, Film Name: Gaayathri, Language: Malayalam, First line of the song: Padmatheerthame unaru
1976, Film Name: Chitchor, Language: Hindi, First line of the song: Gori tera gaon bada
1982, Film Name: Megha Sandesam, Language: Telugu, First line of the song: Aakasa desana
1987, Film Name: Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam, Language: Malayalam, First line of the song: Unnikale oru kadha parayam
1991, Film Name: Bharatham, Language: Malayalam, First line of song: Rama kadha gaana layam
1993, Film Name: Sopanam, Language: Malayalam, First line of the song: Sopanam (title song)