Friday, October 25, 2013

Article 323.

Article Published in The Gulf Today Uae on 26Oct 13 (323)

Melancholic vacuum

I was humming a Hindi song, Zindagi kaisi hai paheli (Life, what a riddle it is) from the film Anand, when I heard on television that Indian singer Manna Dey had died in a Bangalore hospital at the age of 94.

The “king of melody” sang more than 3,500 songs, including romantic ballads and qawwalis. As a senior citizen, I have grown up hearing and humming most of his songs. Though he was hugely successful, he was simple. Recently, I heard him complimenting other singers in a television interview. As a fan, I am at a loss of words.
K. Ragavan.

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