Minister of State for Human Resources Development Shashi Tharoor on Sunday described music director K J Joy’s contributions to film music as ‘’incomparable’’. ‘’He was a music director who brought new trends to Malayalam film music,’’ Tharoor said.
He was speaking after inaugurating a function organised by the Kamukara Foundation for presenting the 2013 edition of the Kamukara Award to Joy.
‘’Joy was a path-breaker who made new trends to musical world. His music was easily recognisable as his own,’’ Tharoor said.
Joy’s daughter Amitha Joy accepted the award from Cultural Affairs Minister K C Joseph on her father’s behalf. Writer Prabha Varma delivered the memorial lecture on Kamukara Purushothaman.
Foundation general secretary P V Sivan, president V Rajeevan, chairman V S Suresh Babu and All India Radio former director K A Muralidharan were present at the function. A panel consisting of Perumbavoor Raveendranath, Dr Janaki Devi and Ravi Menon had selected Joy for the annual award. The awards instituted by the foundation for the visually challenged singers were also given away at the function.