The 68th National Film Awards were held in the National Capital on September 30. From veteran actor Asha Parekh being conferred with the 52nd Dada Saheb Phalke Award to Ajay Devgn, Suriya, and others bagging the Best Actor awards, several personalities were honoured.
Of the events, one of the sweet moment was singer Nanjiyamma’s musical tribute to Asha Parekh. She bagged the Best Female Playback Singer award for AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Malayalam). The audience gave her a standing ovation as she went on the stage to receive the award.
For Nanjiyamma’s performance, along with Parekh, the organisers and Union ministers were seen enjoying every bit of the performance by the singer. The official Twitter handle of PIB shared the video and wrote, ” Nanjiyamma, who won the National Award for Best Female Playback Singer, sings before Dadasaheb Phalke Awardee #AshaParekh, Union Ministers @ianuragthakur @Murugan_MoS and others.
Nanjiyamma a folk singer, hails from a small tribal community in Kerala.
— PIB India (@PIB_India) September 30, 2022
Nanjiyamma a folk singer, hails from a small tribal community in Kerala. She is a 64-year-old folk singer from Palakkad’s Attappadi. She crooned the track Kalakkatha in Sachy’s action thriller, ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ which starred Biju Menon and Prithviraj Sukumaran.