- The most popular singer, AR Rahman said that Yesudas is, “one of my most favourite voices ever in the world”. Also the gem of Bollywood Bappi Lahri refers to his voice as the one “touched by God”.
Yesudas is the recipient of Eight national awards, he has recorded over 80,000 songs in different languages from Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi to Latin and Arabic. He is an inspiration and a role model to many aspiring singers of all time.
There is an appropriate answer as to why Yesudas is often considered tas the ‘Ganagandharvan’ (Celestial Singer) it is because of the angelic voice he posses must have been a heaven’s gift to him.
MK Arjunan a Malayalam music composer said that, “I have always said that no singer can match what a composer has in mind. If there is one singer who, very often, came close to the original creation and, at times, even enhanced it, it is Yesu. No other singer can sing with such bhava, such laya. And his pronunciation is perfect. In the case of other singers, there is only one style in which they can be slotted. In Yesu’s case, he can be moulded into any form. The essence of his voice will stay as a diamond even if you chip off the sides”. According to the Hindu.