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About Snehanandana Trust

ACV Snehanandana Trust was formed in April 2012 jointly by the popular playback singer Mrs. KS Chitra and ACV division of the Asianet Satellite Communications Limited. The office of the trust is functioning at Asianet Satellite communications Limited, 2A, Leela Info Park, Kazhakoottam, Trivandrum.

The objective of the trust is :
i) to promote singers and musicians,
ii) to provide financial aid to singers and musicians who are disabled to perform due to any Illness or old age.

This charitable trust is constituted to provide financial aid to the singers and musicians who are disabled to perform due to illness or old age.

(Our Mission)


Mrs. K.S Chitra

Chairperson and Managing Trustee.

Mr. Vijaya Shankar

Business Man, Chennai.

Mr. V.S Moni

CFO, Asianet Satllite Communications Ltd.

Mr. M.V Sasikanthan

Company Secretery, Asianet Satellite Communications Ltd

Mr. T.K Rajeev Kumar

Film Director

Vivekanandan Nair

Former, Sr.Advisor, ACV, Trivandrum

Mr. M P Ramachandran

Vice President, Asianet Satellite Communications Ltd

Mr. S Rajeev

Former. Executive Vice President , Asianet Satellite Communication Ltd

Mr. G.Asok Kumar

Musician and Show Director


-Eligible for deduction u/s.80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 vide letter no. C.NO.302/80G/AADTA5294R/5/2013-2014 Issued by the Commissioner of Income Tax, Trivandrum-

Where to Find us
ACV Snehanandana Charitable Trust
ACV Studio Complex
Panicker's Lane
Thiruvananthapuram - 10
Phone: 0471- 2310900/901/902
Mob : +91 8086011355
email : acvsct@acvsnehanandanatrust.com
Fax : +91(471)2527878

For Online Payments

Bank Account Details

Axis Bank, Kazhakuttom Branch

Account Name: ACV-Sneha Nandana Charitable Trust

Account No : 920010012264537

IFSC: UTIB0000802

Customer ID: 895515705

Cheques & Demand drafts in favour of...


Payable at Trivandrum





A junior play back artiste and chorus singer of south indian film music industry for about 50 years and a member of C.M.U. Now living in chennai and suffering from age related problems.

@Smt. A.Rukmani
79 Years (Junior playback artiste)

A member of cine musicians union chennai for the last 40 years and participated in hundreds of film music recordings in chennai. Now living in chennai alone and suffering from age related issues, No income.

@Smt L.Vijayalakshmi
68 Years (Junior playback and thampura artiste)

One of the most prominent singers of north kerala. Recorded and released many songs in malayalam films. Also sang non film songs and drama songs. At present living in Badagara, Kerala. Suffering from heart ailments and n source of income.

@Mr.A.K Sukumaran
76 Years (Playback Singer)

A very senior member of CMU chennai and a junior playback artiste.she is also a karnatic classical vidhwan and a music teacher. She is now living in chennai,lost her husband and have no children.she is having health issues and financial problems.

@Smt.Rajam Rajagopal
75 Years (Cine Singer, Junior Singer and Music Teacher)

Mrs.Thankam Rachel is a singer of yesteryears.She had sung in very few films,but she was very active in the drama industry.She had sung in many concerts and was a permanent fixture in concerts of the famed composer M.S.Baburaj till his death. Now living in calicut in with health issues, no income and a sick husband.

@Mrs.Thankam Rachel
68 Years ( Singer)

Mr.Manoharan is a play back singer and music assistant.He joined the industry in 1973 as a playback singer and sung in about 20 films and a few private albums and many dramas.He joined the renowned music director Mr.Johnson as his recording assistant for about 300 films in a span of about thirty years.Now retired from the industry and settled down in kerala.He is having financial problems and no income.

69 Years (Singer, Music Director, Conductor)

A very senior member of cine musicians union(C.M.U) chennai and an accomplished violinist of chennai music industry. At present Living in Chennai with health issues and an ailing wife.

77 Years (Violinist)

Mrs.Vijayalakshmi Sharma is a very famous play back singer of yesterdays. She is a Top Grade artist in AIR.Now living in Hyderabad.

@Mrs.Vijayalakshmi Sharma
71 years (Play Back Singer)

Mrs.Vasanthi is a singer of yesterdays. She had sung in a few films.Also a noted drama singer and was the main female support for the concerts of M.S.Baburaj Master. Now living in Calisut. No known income.

@Mrs.Vasanthi.T K (Machat Vasanthy)
74 years (Play back Singer)

A prominent singer of Kerala in the 60's and 70's. Had sung in many films and used to accompany Dr.K.J.Yesudas in his concerts. Now living in Calicut with no source of income.

65 years (Playback singer)

L Ramakrishnan
83 years (Junior Playback Singer)

A very senior member of Cine Musician Union, Chennai. He had given music to a few films also like Bharath Bandh. Living in Chennai now.

Vijaya Sekhar
68 Years (Music Director)

A very prolific player of a rare instrument and a senior member of the Cine Musicians Union, Chennai. Now retired and living in Chennai with no source of income.

Thomas Rozario
68 Years (Trump-horn Player)

Sambath Selvam V R

Mohamed Babu(Zero Babu)



Mohamed Ismail

Ganesh Kumar



The first recipient of the trust's lifetime pension scheme.a brilliant harmonist ,singer and a music teacher belonging to a bygone generation.he is a musician for the last 65 years! Now living in Anchal, Kerala and suffering from old age ailments.

@Mr. Lazer
88 Years ( Harmonist and singer)

One of the most celebrated vocalist and teacher of hindustani music in kerala. An array of noted musicians in kerala were his students .An accompolished tablist and flustist. He was suffering from alzhemiers disease and other age related problems . He passed away in aug 2013 at the age of 90.

@Sarathchandra Marate
Vocalist & Music director

A very senior harmonium player and member of C.M.U had played in hundreds of song recording sessions and worked for leading music directors of south india. At present down with terminal illness

77 Years (Harmonium Player)

One of the greatest piano and keyboard players this country had produced. Present day composers like A.R.Rehman, Mony sharma etc were his understudies. He worked for famous composer ilayaraja as his main keyboard player for 35 years without a break, and a senior member of CMU. Passed away in July 2015.

@Mr.Vijayakumar Manuel
Piano / Keyboard Artiste

A very senior member of cine musicians union(c.m.u) chennai and an accomplished violinist of chennai music industry. Bed ridden for the last ten years with a stroke. No source of income.

@Mr.Hilton Xavier
64 Years (Violinist)

A highly accomplished tabla player of chennai film music industry known as 'tabla balan'.he had played in thosands of film recordings and a member of CMU chennai for 35 years. He is now living in chennai and sufferd a stroke.he cannot play the tabla any more and does not have any source of income

@Mr. Balan
69 Years (Tablist)

She is the wife of late mr.renga rao famous music director of yesteryears.she was also a junior artiste and a chorus singer.a member of CMU chennai for the last forty years she had participated in many film recordings. Passed away in April 2015

@Smt C.R.Lalitha
Junior Artiste / Chorus Singer

A very senior artiste and a chorus singer and a member of CMU chennai for 35 years. He is living in chennai with very serious health issues and financial problems.

@Mr.S.K. Surendran
75 Years (Junior Playback artiste)

Mr.Bombay S kamal was a play back singer and music director.He joined the industry as a playback singer and sung in films and music composed in 14 films,serials and forty music albums. He had sung in hundreds of concerts and is known for the rendering of Mohammad Rafi songs. Passed away in April 2015.

@Mr.Bombay S Kamal
Singer & Music Director

Mr.Gowardhanam is a play back singer and music assistant. He was the conductor for so mony songs for Sri Ilayaraja. Now living in Selam in with no income and health issues.

88 years (Play back Singer)

One of the senior most musicians in Kerala. He is an accomplished percussionist and he had played in many recording sessions. He had played Mridangam, Tabala in atleast ten thousand stage shows, dance programmes, drama etc. Now living in Trivandrum old age related problems.

@L Rajappa
81 years (Tabalist/ Percussionist)

One of the most assistant music director. A very senior member of Cine Musician Union, Chennai

@S Venkatakrishnan
Assistant Music Director


A small collection of photos.


Part - 2

  • About

    iii) to create endowment in memory of eminent singers and musicians.
    iv) to establish old age homes and orphanage for economically weaker section of the society and other social services
    Contribution to the trust:
    Mrs. KS Chitra and ACV jointly make contribution to the trust by generating income from music programmes besides donations and contribution received from music lovers. The trust is for the benefit of all deserving persons without any discrimination about caste, creed or community. The trust has so far identified 16 beneficiaries who are paid Rs 4000 every month. They are identified based on the requests received from various associations in the music industry recommended taking into account their current financial conditions and need for monetary support.

  • About

    ACV Snehanandana Charitable Trust is a non profit trust founded by Mrs. K. S. Chithra & ACV Channel to provide a helping hand to needy and aged musicians in the music industry. KS Chitra, the nightingale of Kerala needs no introduction & ACV channel is a part of Asianet Satellite Communications Ltd., the largest MSO & private sector ISP in Kerala. The trust aims to provide a fixed monthly honorarium to selected needy & aily musicians for their lifetime. The trust was launched by the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, Sri. Oommen Chandy on May 12th 2012 at Thiruvananthapuram.

  • About

    The Snehanandana trust seeks your support in its endevour to support sick & aged musicians by soliciting your donations for the trust. Your donations, however small, will make a big difference in the lives of many a musician who lent their lives to music & will serve as the source of inspiration for us in the Snehanandana trust to continue to meet the needs of more & more musicians in distress.


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