The passing of playback singer Manna Dey is a great loss to music lovers, especially old-timers. His unique voice and excellent rendering of songs will be etched in our memory forever. Unfortunately, Manna Dey did not get the place he richly deserved.
The mark that Manna Dey left in the world of Indian music is indelible. His voice will live on in the number of golden melodies immortalised by him.
Raags and taals came effortlessly to Manna Dey. He remained an unknown and unsung hero as far as the younger generation was concerned.
But senior citizens remember the legendary singer who stood out from his contemporaries. His songs, melancholic or otherwise, will never fade away.
Manna Dey’s songs inspired the young and the old. He was a versatile singer with command over many languages. His death is indeed a great loss to the music world.
The legendary Manna Dey could sing all kinds of songs reflecting different moods. Whether it was philosophy (aayo kahan se Ghansyam; nadiya chale chale re dhara), friendship (yaari hai imaan mera), romance (pyar hua iqrar hua; ae meri johra jabeen), patriotism (ae mere pyare watan), prayer (tu pyar ka sagar hai), slice of life (zindagi kaisi hai paheli) — Manna da excelled in everything.