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RNJ awards presented

IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, July 22, 2009]

In a melodious film songs evening at Chowdaiaha Memorial Hall on last Saturday the maiden RNJ awards were presented to veteran film lyricist CV Shivashanker, music director V Harikrishna and young chap in the lyrics department Kaviraj. The pride of Kannada cinema RN Jayagopal had written 1850 Kannada film songs, composed music and directed films in his successful career died on last May was one of the pillars of film music in Kannada.

Smt. Lalitha Jayagopal outlining the social work taken up her late husband RNJ that are related to school, hospitals, IPRS activities said his wish was to see 'Sri Ramayana' in Kannada that he could not finish it. Dr. Jayamala, President of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce presiding over the awards evening said remembered the first song of her film that was penned by RNJ who she considers as unforgettable.

Noted lyricist and music director Hamsalekha explained how RN Jayagopal was instrumental in his crucial juncture of career remembering the song of Preethiyalli Iro Sukha Gotte Irlilla.....From this song the recording of songs was began in Karnataka that was all those years done in Madras. Pointing to award winner young lyricist Kaviraj Hamsalekha said this award is very valuable than other awards.

Kaviraj in his address said he would not forget this award and it is like what RNJ had written in one of his songs opening line 'Olavina Udugore' he mentioned. Veteran lyricist CV Shivashanker receiving the award said the current crop of film lyricists should study the rich cultural heritage and beauty of the state in writing lyrics.

Ramya Cultural Academy Bali organized orchestra on that evening and treated the music lovers with selected songs of RNJ.

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