Death of Mu­sic

India Today - - MAIL -

We know that all good things must come to an end. With the death of Pra­bodh Chan­dra Dey, pop­u­larly known as Manna Dey, the last voice from the golden era, who en­thralled gen­er­a­tions with his ro­man­tic bal­lads and fast- paced mod­ern num­bers, has fallen silent (“The Sound of Soul”, Novem­ber 4). A glance at Manna Dey’s discog­ra­phy would re­veal the artiste’s range and ver­sa­til­ity as a play­back singer. He carved a niche for him­self with soul­ful ren­di­tions of over 3,000 songs. While his mas­tery over clas­si­cal num­bers some­what pi­geon­holed him, the unique­ness of his voice made it im­pos­si­ble for any singer to repli­cate it.

J. S. ACHARYA, Hy­der­abad

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