The deserved respect was not showered to legendary golden voice of India when he died in Bangalore. The poor arrangements for dispatch of stalwart singer body brought tears in his fans at Bangalore but rain in Bangalore added complications for the final rites.
The Rajya Sabha Member and Padmasri B Jayasri, Kannada and culture plus Women Welfare Minister cum actress Umasri, YK Muddukrishna former Kannada and culture secretary, singers Sangeetha Katti, Archana Udupa were seen at the open auditorium behind Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bangalore.
Not even one came from Mumbai cinema industry even surprised Lahari Recording Company director Velu alias G Thulsiram Naidu. This country never cares for such legendary singers Lahari Company Naidu (Velu) wipes his tears. Such an 'Ustaad' is living in Bangalore means he is the asset of our state too. What people were doing at the helm when the news came up around 4 am? When Michael Jackson died entire USA offered tribute. When an Indian singer such as Manna Dey dies he is treated as 'Dust' was the pent up frustration of Velu.
Manna Dey was 'Mahan Kalavida'. A proper coffin was not available and treated like an ordinary although he had won Padmasri, Padmabhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke awards of this country.
Manna Dey kept open behind the Ravindra Kalakshetra irked many fans but they were not in a position to do anything.