Ramesh G Jethwani is a prolific "Letters to Editor writer/columnist, who over the decades has written over a thousand "Letters to editor" and few columns, which have been widely published in leading newspapers in India and in GCC(Gulf countries),These letters to editor/ Columns are a testimony to the power of his ideas,his letters and columns short and precious - have served a very useful purpose in drawing the attention of authorities about important issues concerning society and the governmnet. His father always emphasized the importance of public service Read more

Tributes/ Highlighting Distuingshed people

Tribute to a great singer (Manna Dey).

Arab News,Sunday 27 October 2013,L.E

A golden era in Indian cinema has come to an end with the passing away of the legendary, most accomplished music maestro and playback singer of Indian cinema, Manna Dey, who enriched Indian cinema with his superb and classical songs for decades... Read More

Tribute to a great singer (Manna Dey).
Arab News,Sunday 27 October 2013,L.E

A golden era in Indian cinema has come to an end with the passing away of the legendary, most accomplished music maestro and playback singer of Indian cinema, Manna Dey, who enriched Indian cinema with his superb and classical songs for decades.

He will always be remembered as one of the legends among playback singers of Bollywood's golden years. His name was Prabodh Chandra Dey but he was known as Manna Dey among his fans. Besides Hindi, the veteran singer sang songs in Bengali, Marathi, Kannada and Assamese. Some of his songs will always remain in the memory of his fans.

The iconic singer had an illustrious musical career spanning over several decades during which he was awarded Padma Shri (1971) and Padma Bhushan (2005) by the government of India. He was also conferred film-fare award (Mera Nm Joker) and Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2007). His contribution to the Indian cinema is immense and even today his songs are refreshing and appealing as they were when recorded His death is not only an irreparable loss to the cultural and music world but to the entire nation. His popularity was not limited to India. His fans can be found in Pakistan and among expatriates in GCC countries in US, Canada and UK.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

End of an Era

Iconic American pop Music singer Whitney Elizabeth Houston,
DNA,February 14,2012,L.E

An Era has come to end in the world of pop Music with demise of iconic American singer Whitney Elizabeth Houston, who ruled as pop music queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use.She was a gifted artist with immense... Read More

End of an Era
Iconic American pop Music singer Whitney Elizabeth Houston,
DNA,February 14,2012,L.E

An Era has come to end in the world of pop Music with demise of iconic American singer Whitney Elizabeth Houston, who ruled as pop music queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use.

She was a gifted artist with immense talent, her rise was a meteoric as her fall. She was a multi faceted artist who combined as a famous singer,producer and Model as her success carried her beyond music to movies where she starred on hit movies like "The Bodyguard"and waiting to exhale" At her peak in 1980"s an d90"s .houston was the most sought after and considered as golden girl of music industry. she was one of the world's best selling artist whose 170 millions albums videos were sold worldwide.who wowed her audience with her superb powerful voice with pop sheen.

In her cherished career ,she was most decorated female female artist of all times to come and was honoured with numerous multiple awards like emmy and grammy award.she will always be remembered in all times to come as the greatest voice to grace the eart.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

American singer Whitney Houston,End of an era

Arab News ,13 Feb 2012, ,L.E

An era has come to an end in the world of pop music with the demise of iconic American singer Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use. A gifted artist with immense talent died young at age of 48... Read More

American singer Whitney Houston, End of an era
Arab News ,13 Feb 2012, ,L.E

An era has come to an end in the world of pop music with the demise of iconic American singer Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use.

A gifted artist with immense talent died young at age of 48. Her rise was as meteoric as her fall whom we can compare Indian singing legend Lata Mangeshkar.

She was a multifaceted artist who combined as famous singer, actress, producer and model as her success carried her beyond music to movies where she starred on hit movies like “The Bodyguard” and “Waiting to Exhale.”

At her peak in the 1980s and ‘90s, Whitney was the most sought after and considered the golden girl of music industry. She was also one of the world’s best-selling artists whose 170 million albums, videos were sold worldwide.

In her cherished career she was most decorated female artist of all times and was honored with numerous multiple awards including prestigious awards like Emmy and Grammy awards. Houston influenced generations of young singers from Christina Aguilera to Mariah Carey. She would be missed.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Bhupen Hazarika

A rich Legacy - 07 NOVEMBER 2011-THE PIONNER-RAMESH G JETHWANI BANGALORE-

Sir — This refers to the report, “The bard will flow with the river” by Jahnu Barua (November 6). Yet another doyen of the music world has passed away... Read More

Bhupen Hazarika
A rich Legacy - 07 NOVEMBER 2011-THE PIONNER-RAMESH G JETHWANI BANGALORE-

Sir — This refers to the report, “The bard will flow with the river” by Jahnu Barua (November 6). Yet another doyen of the music world has passed away. The death of maestro Bhupen Hazarika marks the end of an era. In recent times we have lost many music legends such as Jagjit Singh, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Gangubai Hangal etc. Bhupen Hazarika was a multifaceted personality--a great singer, music composer, author, producer and politician. He was among the greatest cultural icons of the country, and cherished in Dhaka and Guwahati.

For more than six decades he captivated the country with his soulful songs. Bhupen Hazarika, ‘the bard of Brahmaputra’ reached the pinnacle of musical career due to his ability to weave magic out of traditionally Assamese music which gave us songs like Dil hoom hoom kare and O Ganga tu behti hai kyon that swayed and inspired millions across generations with his voice. Among the many patrons of his music are former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The iconic singer had an illustrative musical career which was dotted with innumerable honours including Padma Bhushan (2001), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1992), Sangeet Natak Academy Award (1987) etc.

He leaves behind a legacy that is both full of profound and popular. His death is not only an irreparable loss to the cultural and music world but the entire nation as a whole.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Remembering Rafi (Mohmmed Rafi)

Khaleej times 3 August 2010 L.E

Sir,July 31st marked the 30th death anniversary of the legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi. He was indeed a singer's’ singer! The right tribute to this legendary singer should be that Rafi sahib has been the greatest male singer of our times. Government of India has not commemorated him in any way. They should at least issue a stamp in honour... Read More

Remembering Rafi (Mohmmed Rafi)
Khaleej times 3 August 2010 L.E

Sir,July 31st marked the 30th death anniversary of the legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi. He was indeed a singer's’ singer! The right tribute to this legendary singer should be that Rafi sahib has been the greatest male singer of our times. Government of India has not commemorated him in any way. They should at least issue a stamp in honour of this great and versatile singer as we have been honouring many artist’s with Padma Shri and Bhushan awards. It will be appropriate to honour Rafi Sahib with Bharat Ratna award posthumously.

This way the nation itself will be honoured and this will be the right tribute for this legendary singer. Rafi was uniquely gifted with a resonant and soulful voice. He could sing Bhajans with as much ease as ghazals, as soulfully as Talat Mahmood and Mehdi Hassan and still infuse more expression in his renditions and a depth of feelings not found in others.

Rafi is still firmly ensconced in the hearts of his millions of fans spread in India, Pakistan and in Gulf countries especially, in Saudi Arabia and UAE and people around the world for his evergreen melodies.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Demise of a legend

Khaleej times-9 November 2011-L.E.

Yet another doyen has passed unto eternity. The death of music maestro Bhupen Hazarika marks an end of an era. In the recent past we have lost many musical legends like Jjagjit Singh, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Gangubai Hangal etc... Read More

Demise of a legend
Khaleej times-9 November 2011-L.E.

Yet another doyen has passed unto eternity. The death of music maestro Bhupen Hazarika marks an end of an era. In the recent past we have lost many musical legends like Jjagjit Singh, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Gangubai Hangal etc.

He had a multifaceted personality, being a great singer, music composer, author, producer and politician. He was the greatest cultural icon who was widely cherished as well as one who entertained music lovers with his powerful soulful renditions for seven decades.

He was also a strong social reformer who had countless fans including former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who himself was a connoisseur of poetry and music. The iconic singer had an illustrative musical career which was dotted with innumerable honours as he received several national awards and prizes for his work.

He leaves behind a legacy that is both profound and popular. His death is a not only irreparable loss to cultural and music arena but to entire nation.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Death of legend

O P Nayyar (Musician)
Deccan Herald-Jan,2007,L.E.

Sir, In the death of legendary melody maker O P Nayyar, who entertained music lovers since 1949 with his peppy numbers in Hindi cinema, the Industry has lost one of its masters, who composed music for its audience with distinctive style... Read More

Death of legend
O P Nayyar (Musician)
Deccan Herald-Jan,2007,L.E.

Sir, In the death of legendary melody maker O P Nayyar, who entertained music lovers since 1949 with his peppy numbers in Hindi cinema, the Industry has lost one of its masters, who composed music for its audience with distinctive style and originality.

Nayyar’s music had a very distinct style, quite apart from his contemporaries. So, his compositions could be easily identified with the clip-clop rhythms and folk fusions. He will always be remembered for composing music for films like Naya Daur, Mere Sananam, Howrah Bridge, etc.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Death of a legend

Vijay times-30 jan 2007-L.E

The death of legendary melody maker and one of the finest composers O P Nayyar who entertained music lovers since 1949 with his peppy numbers for decades to Hindi cinema. The film Industry has lost one of its gems who composed music for its audience... Read More

Death of a legend
Vijay times-30 jan 2007-L.E

The death of legendary melody maker and one of the finest composers O P Nayyar who entertained music lovers since 1949 with his peppy numbers for decades to Hindi cinema. The film Industry has lost one of its gems who composed music for its audience with distinctive style and originality.

Prime Minister while condoling his death has rightly said that he was a creative and innovative music genius who endeared himself with many generations.

Nayyar Sahib’s music always carried its own distinctive mark different from his contemporaries and his songs could easily be identified with his clip clop sounds and fusion of folk music. He clop sounds and fusion of folk music.

He will always be remembered for composing music for famous films like Naya Daur, Mere Sanam, Hawara Bridge, Aar Par etc.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

India lost many dear ones this year

DNA, Sat,Dec, 31,2011,L,E.

It has been an extraordinary year full of tragedies and turmoil for the entertainment and sports in the country. It has been an horrible year for the country in the arena of entertainment, arts, sports, and music. People like MF Hussain, Gazal king Jajit... Read More

India lost many dear ones this year
DNA, Sat,Dec, 31,2011,L,E.

It has been an extraordinary year full of tragedies and turmoil for the entertainment and sports in the country. It has been an horrible year for the country in the arena of entertainment, arts, sports, and music. People like MF Hussain, Gazal king Jajit singh, Nwab of Pataudi, Bhimsen Joshi, Gagubai Hangal, Bhupen Hazarika, Indira Goswami, Shammi Kapoor, Dev Anand, cartoonist Marioa Mirnda have bid adieu to the world.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.
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