Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Veteran singer and composer K.P. Udayabhanu has been adjudged the winner of this year's ‘Raveendra Puraskaram' instituted by the Raveendran Music Foundation.

The award consists of a purse of Rs.10,001, a citation, and a plaque. The jury chaired by music composer M.K. Arjunan reached the decision considering the number of melodious songs rendered by Mr. Udayabhanu and his contributions as a music composer. His contribution to the field of light music during his 38 years of service in All India Radio was also significant. He continues to popularise beautiful yesteryear compositions through his music troupe ‘Old is Gold.' It was considering his life-long service to music that he was bestowed with the award, jury member Harippad K.P.N. Pillai said.