Death of Music
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