P. Leela
Name  P. Leela P-Leela
Date of Birth   In the Year 1935 in Palghat, Kerala 
House Name  Porayath House 
Father's Name & Occupation  Mr.E.K.Kunjan Menon, Teacher,Sree Ramavaram High School Ernakulam.,For 25 Years and a well-known Scout master, Actor & Sports man.
Mother's Name Porayath Meenakshy Kutty Amma. She also had known Music.
Came to Chennai  In 1944; Specialized in Classical Music; "A" Grade Performer in A.I.R.
Learned Classical Music under the Guidance of  Sri Tripunithura Mani Bhagavathar,Sri Wadakkencherry Rama Bhagavathar,Sri Chombai Vaidyanatha,Bhagavathar,Sri V. Dakshinamoorthy,Sri Marthwakudi Rajagopala Iyer,Sri Pathamadai Krishna Iyer
No. of Films  Sung in about 2000 films
First Music Director  Sri H.R. Padmanabha Shastri
First Film  Kangkanam (Tamil), K.R. Ramaswamy & S. Menaka
Songs Recorded 5,000 songs
First Song Sri Varalakshmi
Devotional Songs 1. Narayaneeyam
2. Hari Nama Kirthanam
3. Ayyappa Suprabhadam
4. Guruvayoor Suprabhadam
5. Sri Mookambika Suprabhadam
6. Zillala Mudi Amma
7. Some Guruvayoorapan Records
8. Ayyappan Records
9. Jannappenna
10. Paramelkkava Bghavathi
11. Bahkthi Ganamalika
12. Babayanam Sathyasri Konadipada Varnanam
13. Bhakthi Gana Archana
14. 108 Hari
15. Narayaneeyam - II Part
a. Krishna Avatharam
b. Kaliya Mardhanam
c. Rukmani Swayamvaram
d. Devi Stothra Pushpanjali
e. Jeyadevar Aahtapathi
16. Records Given In Honour of Mahatma Gandhi
Benefit Performances Mangalagiri  : For Veterinary Hospital
Chittur - Kerala: For Sri Subramanya swamy Temple Fund
Alathur - Kerala: Sidhasrama Mission Fund
Calicut - Kerala: Chinmaya Misson Fund
Kassaroode - Kerala: Chinmaya Misson Fund
Ernakulam - Kerala: Sri Sarada Sangam Fund
Vyytills - Kerala: Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Asramam Fund

Kancheepuram - TN: For a School in Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam
Mumbai: For a School Fund in Doraville
Kolkotta: Guruvayoor Temple Renovation
Chennai: Asan Memorial School
Chennai: Kerala Samajan Hall
Trichur - Kerala: Itticherry Reading Room Fund
Palghat - Kerala: For A School Fund
Ottapalam - Kerala: Sahitya Pareekahit

Kollur: Ramakrishna Asramam Fund
Kollegal - Mysore Dt: In Aid Of Poor Boys Fund
Chennai: Anto's Fund
Ernakulam - Kerala: Sahitya Pareekahit
Delhi: Ayyappan Temple Fund
Trivandrum: Ramakrishna Hospital Fund
Chennai: For Ayyappan Temple Building Fund
Palghat - Kerala: Dr. Mody's Free Eye Camp
 
Other Performances 1. Calcutta :  Ravindra Sangeetha National Programme
2. New Delhi: 70th Birthday Of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
3. Chennai: Gandhi Mandapam - Bhajan In The Presence of the Governor
4. Chennai: Indian National Congress & Labour Union Mrs. Indira Gandhi Presided
5. Chennai: Gandhiji's Birthday Celebrations in Khadi Gramodayam for 2 Years
6. Chennai: Gandhi Mandapam - Gandhiji's Birthday Celebrations by Governor Presided
 
Gold Medals Received 1940 From Ernakulam Girls High School - I Price
1944 From Music Academy Madras for Pallavi Singing Competition I  Price
Veena Thambi Memorial Music Competition I Price
National Savings Gold Medal Theagaraja Sangeetha Sabha - Curnool Gold Medal
Travancore Devaswom Board - Trivandrum Gold Medal
Guruvayoor Sangeethana Trust - Guruvayoor Gold Medal
Guruvayoor Venkatachalapathi Temple
Silver Medal Presented by the Governor of TamilNadu Shri K.K.Shah for a performance in Gandhi Mandapam - 1973.
Titles Received 1. Curnool - Thyagaraja Sangeetha Sabha - "Ganamathi"
2. Anbathur - Maunaswamigal - "Sangeetha Hamsani"
3. Guntur - Guntur Cultural Academy - "Ganakokila"
4. Chennai - St. Thomas Arts Academy - "Sangeetha Saraswathi"
5. Trivandrum - Trivandrum Devaswom Board - "Kalaratnam"
6. Newyork - Kannada Kota & Tamil Sangam - "Gana Varshini"
7. Guruvayoor - Venkatachalapathi Temple - "Nada Sudha"
8. Guruvayoor - Sangeerthana Trust - "Bakthi Gana Thilakam"
9. Arni - Sri Thyagaraja Sabha - "Irai Isai Mamani"
10. Guruvayoor - Guruvayoor Temple - "Sangeetha Narayani"
11. Chennai - Eyal Essai Nadaga Mandram - "Kalaimamani 1992"
Certificates  1. Indian National Congress 60th Session - Avadi 1955.
2. Kozhikode Health, Education & Industrial Exhibition 1953.
3. Certificate of Honour for the Growth and Developments of Malayalam Films by Kerala Government.
Addresses and Caskets 1. Trichur citizens
2. Chittur citizens
3. Chennai citizens
Awards Received First Kerala state award for film music - 1969
Film fans association
Travancore Devaswom kanaka jubilee
Police Centenary celebrations
Travancore Devaswom for Swami Ayyappan films
Award for the Classical Music by the Sangeetha Nadaga Academy by Kerala government - 1983
Shields Y.M.C.A - Ernakulam - Presented By Shree O.K.Pattil (Railway Minister),Madras Social Cultural Academy 1959.,Chitrasagar Weekly 1964.,Balasubramania Cultural & Musical Assn. - Tenali - 1976.
Leelas's Silver Jublie Receptions Trichur - citizens of Trichur & reading room.,Chittur - well wishers.,Madras - Kerala Samajan Malayalee club, film producers and well wishers.
A.I.R. stations where Broadcasting, Madras - Calicut - Trichur - Trivandrim - Trichy - Pondicherry - Nagpur - Vijayawada - Calcutta - Delhi
Classical, Devotional and Light.
Music direction by Leela Telugu film - "Chinnarepappalu"
In the A.I.R. Chennai  Judge for the light music and classical audition. She was a judge in the "award selection committee" in Trivandrum. She has toured and performed music performance in U.S.A. and twice to Malaysia.
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