Singer G Venugopal is celebrating his 25 melodious years in the Malayalam film industry. At a grand reception organized by the Mangalam newspaper at Thiruvananthapuram, the singer was honoured by many eminent dignitaries and celebrities.
The singer who has come up the strenuous way without a Godfather to lend a helping hand has to his credit many melodies. Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare in 1986 catapulted this singer to the limelight. The lullaby he rendered for the movie (raari raareeram ...) is as endearing as ever to this date.
Malayalam superstars Mohanlal and Sureshgopi graced the occasion with their presence. Mohanlal and Sureshgopi fondly spoke about the singer's idiosyncratic style and voice which has breathed life into many songs.
Renowned poets O N V Kurup, Sugathakumari, Sureshkumar, director Hariharan, Ashok Kumar and many others were present for the occasion.