A mu­si­cal trib­ute

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When vet­eran singer KJ Ye­su­das was con­ferred with the Padma Vib­hushan last week, one per­son, who couldn’t stop gush­ing about the hon­our, was de­signer and so­cial ac­tivist San­jana Jon.

Ask her about her un­cle’s (Ye­su­das) achieve­ment, and Jon says, “I’m speech­less. I’ve grown up lis­ten­ing to his mu­sic. His sim­plic­ity and hu­mil­ity are be­yond words. He has turned into a veg­e­tar­ian and even now, he gets up ev­ery­day at 5am for his riyaaz (prac­tice). He is a true in­spi­ra­tion to me.”

Jon or­gan­ised an event with the as­sis­tance of the trust, Sree Narayana Global Mis­sion to hon­our her un­cle. “Ev­ery­one wanted to come and con­grat­u­late him and they all went out of their way to do so. It was a won­der­ful ges­ture.”

Call­ing Ye­su­das a father fig­ure, Jon says, “He still scolds

me, and crit­i­cises me, just like a father cri­tiques his daugh­ter. He is my guide and philoso­pher.”

PHOTO: IN­STA­GRAM/ MALAIKAARORAKHANOFFICIAL

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