Yesudas- The Legend of Indian Music

Kattassery Joseph Yesudas born on January 10, 1940 in Cochin is popular singer in South India. Yesudas is the only singer in India to win seven National awards for best singer. He sang songs in almost every Indian language except Assamese, Konkani, and Kashmiri. Fans call him by name “Gana Gandharvan”. On Friday Yesudas is celebrating his 73rd birthday, wishing him good health and many more mesmerizing songs. Let’s have a look at popular songs of Yesudas in Telugu.

(1)   Anthuleni Katha(1976)

Devude Icchadu Veedhi Okati” song from the movie Anthuleni Katha directed by K. Balachander and composed by late music director M.S. Viswanathan is a popular song in 1970’s. The song was shot on Superstar Rajinikanth. Yesudas can come up with any kind of expression easily in the song. This song has a pathetic situation and Yesudas voice makes the song special.

(2)   Nireekshana (1982)

Chukalle Thochave Ennelle Kachave” song from movie Nireekshana composed by Maestro Illayaraja and directed by Balu Mahendra is also a pathetic song with a love feel. Yesudas voice makes you fall in love with the song. The song explains the distance between two lovers and the pain experienced by them.

(3)   Meghasandesam (1982)

The song “Aakaasa Desaana Aashada Masaana” from movie Meghasandesam got Yesudas first National Award in Telugu for best singer. The song composed by Ramesh Naidu and written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy, the movie was directed and produced by Dasari Narayana Rao.

(4)   Swayamvaram (1982)

Gaali vanalo” song from movie Swayamvaram is another pathetic song. The song is composed by Satyam and directed by Dasari Narayana Rao. The song explains the difficulties faced in life by Shoban Babu in the movie.

(5)   Rudraveena (1988)

The song “Lalitha Priyakamalam” from Rudraveena is a classic romantic number shot on Megastar Chiranjeevi and Shobana. Yesudas along with singer Chitra sang this number and composed by Maestro Illayaraja. Song was written by Sitaramasastri.

(6)   Alludugaru (1990)

Yesudas and Collection king Mohan Babu share a good rapport. From 1990’s to till recently Yesudas sang a song in almost every movie of Mohan Babu. In Alludugaru Yesudas sang three songs of which “Muddabanthi Puvvulo” song is still a chartbuster. The song is composed by K.V. Mahadevan and written by Sitaramasastri. The movie is directed by K Raghavendra Rao.

(7)   Assembly Rowdy (1991)

Andamaina Vennelalona” song from movie Assembly Rowdy is a hit romantic number. The song was sung by Yesudas and Chitra, composed by K.V. Mahadevan and directed by B. Gopal. The song had a classic touch and romantic feel.

(8)   Brahma (1992)

Musi Musi Navvulalona” song from movie Brahma is a good inspirational song. The song written by Guru Charan and composed by M.M. Keervani and directed by B. Gopal, the lyrics were considered heart touching and audience could relate the song to their life.


(9). Pedarayudu (1995)


Kadile Kalama” song from blockbuster movie Pedarayudu is one of the favorite songs of Mohan Babu. The song composed by Koti and directed by Raviraja Pinisetty. Chitra also sang the song along with Yesudas.



10. Bharateeyudu (1996)   



Pachani Chilukalo” song from Bharateeyudu movie is still considered the top song in Yesudas career. The song composed by A.R. Rahman and written by Bhuvanachandra is still being sung in music competitions frequently. The movie was directed by Shankar.

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