MUMBAI: Legendary veteran Bollywood singer Kavita Krishnamurthy was recently honoured by Hema Malini with the ‘Ravindra Jain Sangeet Samman Award’.
The event was organised by Udiyaman Sansthan, where Kavita was awarded at the prestigious Shri Ravindra Jain Sangeet Samman Event
Ravindra Jain is a renowned Indian music composer and lyricist, and the award was conferred to Kavita Krishnamurthy in his name. A beautiful, moving performance was enacted on stage, at the Ravindra Natya Mandir in Mumbai, post which the award was conferred to Kavita Krishnamurthy.
Hema Malini looked resplendent and ethereal in a red, simple bordered sari. Kavita Krishnamurthy too donned a kanjeevaram sari, albeit in a light lilac shade.
Said Hema Malini at this prestigious event, “I am very thrilled to be a part of this wonderful evening filled with music. And especially to award such a wonderfully talented singer such as Kavita Krishnamurthy with my own hands, that too in Dada (Ravindra Jain’s) name. Kavita has sung for me in many of my films, and my dance is incomplete without her mesmerizing voice.”
The awardee, Kavita Krishnamurthy was overwhelmed by the gesture, and was overcome with emotion when she said, “I am first and foremost grateful to the Lord for bestowing this gift of music upon me. And I am grateful to Ravindra Dada; even if I’m lucky enough to have sung one line for Dada in my whole life, I consider my life to be complete. I consider him to be a genius. Every time I sing for him, for one of his songs, I tell him that you are taking my test but I don’t know whether I will pass or fail. I feel extremely happy to sing his songs and I feel I am a very senior student of his music.”
Also present at the event were Alka Agarwal, Sufi singer Mudasir Ali and Rajkumar Barjatya.