The iconic singer, who has enthralled music fans over five decades through thousands of film songs in Malayalam and other Indian languages, performed Carnatic recital at the shrine as he used to do on most of his birthdays in recent years.
He was joined by members of his family, disciples and scores of fans who gathered at the shrine knowing that he would be there on his birthday.
When some in the gathering urged him to make a brief speech, Yesudas said he would rather concentrate on music rather than making speeches or posing for photos.
Every music director has acknowledged the quality of his voice, ability to quickly learn compositions and render songs without losing the emotion they sought to reflect.
Winner of several awards, he has rendered compositions in many Indian languages as well as in English, Russian, Arabic and Latin.

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