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Asianet to air programme to celebrate Yesudas' 50 years in music industry Team 

(18 February 2012 12:00 pm)


BANGALORE: Asianet will be airing ‘Dasettan@50’ on 25 and 26 February in celebration of classical, devotional and popular music singer Kattassery Joseph Yesudas', or Yesudas or Dasettan as he is known, completion of 50 years in the music industry.

The title sponsor for the broadcast event is Emmanuel Silks and the event will be been powered by Travancore Buildings.


Asianet claims that crowds of around 25000 attended a show conducted by it at the Port Trust Grounds in Cochin on 6 February this year to honour one of Indian music’s greatest sons.

The Dasettan@50 event hosted by Asianet to celebrate Yesudas completing 50 years in the music industry brought together legends from music and cinema. There were performances by Bollywood singers Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal.

At the event, Yesudas was felicitated by Asianet Communications Ltd. managing director K Madhavan for his outstanding contributions to the Indian film industry. Other film personalities like Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Manoj K.jayan, Siddique, Kunchacko Boban, Narain, Nedumudi Venu, Kavya Madhavan, director Kamal, Sathyan Anthikad and artist Namboothiri also honoured Yesudas.

Dasettan@50 is Asianet’s third major event to honour Yesudas’s completion of 50 years in the music industry. On 25 November 2011, it had broadcast an interview by its business head John Brittas with Yesudas -“Suvarna Shobhayil Dasettan”. On the same day it ran a special episode of its Asianet –Star Singer which had Yesudas interacting with and spending time with the participants.

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