Hyderabad: Popular playback singer S Janaki has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the Maa Music Awards 2013, which was held in Hyderabad on January 19. This is the second award function from Maa TV network's Maa Music. The event was attended by many big wigs of Telugu film and music industry.
Maa Music Awards were announced on Saturday and Devi Sri Prasad walked away with Best Music director award on the occasion. Vaddepalli Srinivas and Shwetha Pandit won the Best Singer (male and female) awards. Haricharan and Chitra were honoured with the Best Duet song award, Ramajogayya Sastry bagged the Best Lyricist award.
Meanwhile, S Janaki, who is renowned for her voice modulation abilities, was given the Life Time Achievement award. She has sung in many Indian languages, most frequently in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi. In her career spanning more than five decades, she has recorded over 20,000 songs. Considering her service to Telugu music industry, Maa Music honoured her with the award.
However, Maa Music Awards was a star-studded event, which was attended by stars like Nagarjuna, Anushka, Roja, Jayasudha, Shushant, producers Allu Arvind, S Gopal Reddy, A Kodhnada Rami Reddy, directors - Raghavendra Rao, Hari Shankar, Krish, musicians - Devi Sri Prasad, Mani Sharma, Koti Devi Sri Prasad, Mani Sharma, Koti, singers - Baba Shegal, P Susheela, Vani Jairam and Chitra.