Born on 10 January 1940, Yesudas is one of the most loved, revered and popular singers in India. He turns 73 today. Yesudas has recorded more than 50,000 songs in languages such as Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, Marathi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tulu, Malay, Russian, Arabic, Latin and English during a career spanning five decades.
On his birthday, Oneindia brings you some rare and unknown facts about the veteran singer....
1) Producer Raman Nambiyath introduced Yesudas as a playback singer in the film Kaalpaadukal on Nov 14, 1961.
2) Yesudas made his debut as music director in the Malayalam movie, Azhakulla Seleena (1973).
3) Yesudas is known as Gana Gandharvan for his continuous contributions to music.
4) Yesudas has won National film awards seven times for playback singing, the most by any singer.
Click on the slider below to see rare and unseen pictures of Yesudas and family.