Kerala man impresses one and all with singing exploits

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Skill requires no acknowledgement, yet it would be really overwhelming if stalwarts would choose to recognise your exploits and shower you with the choicest praise.

That’s exactly what a Kerala man Rakesh Nooranadu’s singing prowess landed him into- in the lap of tremendous applause from none other than legend Shankar Mahadevan.



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The daily wage worker hailing from Alu Penadu in Kerala’s Alappuzha district went ‘viral’ with his soulful rendition of the Tamil hit ‘Unnai Kaanadhu Naan’ from Kamal Hassan’s film Vishwaroopam.


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Mahadevan, who had originally composed and sang the number, was so impressed by the unheralded talent that he took to Twitter to laud the commoner and even expressing desire to work with the musical genius.

Another musical maestro Gopi Sundar was also spellbound by the performance so much so that he even said to IE Malayalam that he will try to get him to sing in his next song. “Singing after learning is different from singing after listening to a song. Rakesh is a talented guy,”  the musician was quoted as saying.

Mohammed Ghibran also took to social media to laud the artist and queried about the latter’s contact details.