Mangalaru (Karnataka), Jan 10:
Veteran playback singer K.J. Yesudas, who has over 45,000 film songs in 14 languages and 22,000 other songs in his kitty, turned 75 Saturday.
As has been his practice, on every birthday, he and his family visits the Kollur Mookambika temple near here and takes part in the musical tribute there.
Dressed in a flowing white kurta and a white dhoti, the seven-time national award winner conducted the customary musical session Saturday morning at the temple where he sang hymns.
Yesudas is a recipient of the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan, besides winning 17 state film awards.
He shuttles between Chennai and Florida, and sometimes visits Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram. (IANS)