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Ghantasala's statue to adorn Guntur

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Governor to grace the occasion


  • K.J. Yesudas will be honoured with the Ghantasala Melody King award
  • Actor Rajendra Prasad and former governor of Rotary Club will be felicitated

    GUNTUR: Statue of well-known singer Ghantasala Venkateshwara Rao would be unveiled on the Traffic Island at Naaz Centre in Guntur by Andhra Pradesh Governor Sushil Kumar Shinde during his visit to the city on Sunday.

    According to programme committee chairman and Dasari Cultural Academy president Potturi Ranga Rao, the Governor will unveil the statue at 9.20 a.m. on Sunday. "This is our small gesture to a great legend," he said. Well-known singer, K.J.Yesudas, will be the chief guest at the function, which would be presided over by District Collector G. Jayalakshmi.

    Music festival

    In the evening, music lovers can look forward for Ghantasala Music Festival, which will be conducted at Venkateshwara Vignana Mandiram from 6 p.m. onwards. "Singer K.J. Yesudas will be honoured with the Ghantasala Melody King award," Mr. Ranga Rao said.

    Nandi Award winning Best Actor, Rajendra Prasad and former governor of Rotary Club, Vadlamani Ravi will be felicitated.

    An orchestra would play super-hit songs of Ghantasala and K.J. Yesudas.

    Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge M. Venkateshwara Reddy, Transport Minister Kanna Lakshminarayana, Guntur MP Rayapati Srinivas, District Collector G. Jayalakshmi and other officials would participate, he added.

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