On the 81st birthday of KJ Yesudas, 28 singers including KS Chitra, MG Sreekumar, Sujata Mohan, Srinivas, Venugopal, Biju Narayanan, Unni Menon and Krishnachandran paid tribute to the great composer with a song called “Gandharva Gaika”.
The song is composed by Shweta Mohan and written by BK Harinarayanan. It was released on Shweta’s YouTube channel today. She also wrote a small note in the description of the video.
It read, “This is a song, from all fans, to one of the greatest singers we have seen outside the country.” This tribute to our Gan Gandharvan was born out of the love and respect that each one of us has. This is not a ‘mine’ song. This is a song, from all fans, to one of the greatest singers in our country. I thank Harinarayanan Chettan for beautifully transmitting what he has felt in our hearts to Dasamata. I thank Rajesh Vaidya Anna and 27 other singers for lending their magical touch to singing with wholeheartedness. His gesture signifies the respect of each of them for their ‘mansek guru’. I also thank Saurabh Joshi and Hayagreeva for being my left and right hand in the construction of this project… you guys are fantastic to work with. I hope you all like my first attempt at making a song. “
Shankar Mahadevan launched “Gandharva Gaika” on Twitter on Sunday morning. Sharing the video, the singer-musician wrote, “My heartfelt congratulations to my lovely Shweta! What better way to celebrate Das Anna’s birthday! A beautiful composition sung by 28 singers! “
The “Mohanlal” video was also shared on Twitter by actor Mohanlal and filmmaker Priyadarshan.