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Bombay Jayashri

Bombay Jayashri Ramnath is an Academy Award nominated, Indian Carnatic music vocalist and music composer. She is a disciple of violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaram. She has performed at various festivals and venues all across India and in over twenty different countries. Jayashri was born in Kolkata into a Tamil family of music connoisseurs and musicians. Jayashri performed her first concert in 1982. Jayashri is also a playback singer whose film music includes Collaborations with music composer Harris Jeyaraj, has won her the Filmfare Awards South for Best Female Playback Singer for the popular song “Vaseegara” from the Tamil film Minnale. She collaborated with composer Mychael Danna on “Pi’s Lullaby” from the film adaptation of Yann Martel’s book Life of Pi in 2012 for which she got an Oscar nomination.

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Kerala, the most literate Indian state where reading is in the blood of common man and freedom of expression is sacrosanct, is at the forefront of nurturing a literary eco system that transcends beyond boundaries. Today, the Government of Kerala takes a leap and brings together literary lovers across the globe through an international platform – International Book Fair 2019. The fair which will be held from 8th -17th february 2019 at the Marine Drive grounds, Kochi, Kerala, will be a one of kind platform for international, national and local publishers who wish to reach out to the most well informed audiences with a rich literary lineage.

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