Anand Yankarran

Councillor calls for music scholarship honouring Anand Yankarran

In a statement issued Thursday, Awong said it is sad that the nation’s talented citizen often emigrate in order to find success.

“A man of immense musical talent is how I would describe the great Anand Yankarran. Two days ago, not only the region of Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo, but the nation suffered a great loss to its repertoire of gifted men and women.”

“Often, and too often, it is a sad fact that our best resource in this country, in the form of our talented people will leave our shores in order to find the rewards they know they deserve for their hard work.”

Minister of Culture pays tribute to Anand Yankarran

“As I extend my condolences to his family, fellow artistes and all persons who enjoyed his music, I want to honour his contribution to our cultural landscape. Mr Yankarran’s music reflects the depths of our local culture.

Funeral for Anand Yankarran on Thursday

Yankarran died on January 2, 2017 from a heart attack.

The funeral will be held on Thursday January 5, 2017 on Anand Yankarran Drive Extension, Exchange Housing Development, Couva.

The ceremony will take place at 9:30 am, then the procession will move to the Waterloo Cremation Site at 12:00 pm, according to Hindu rites.

Chutney icon's passing leaves 'void' in T&T's culture

Tributes have continued to pour in for the chutney singer who passed away on Monday from a suspected heart attack.

Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar expressed sadness over his passing and offered condolences on behalf of her family and the United National Congress (UNC).

Legendary Chutney singer Anand Yankarran dies

Loop understands that Yankarran died on Monday morning from a suspected heart attack.

He had been ailing for some time following a stroke in 2008 in New York where he had migrated.

Speaking to Loop about his passing, George Singh, founder of the Chutney Soca Monarch said Yankarran last performed in 2014 in the competition.