Music speakers in the hall, who’s the dearest of them all? Let’s specifically talk of male playback singers who thrived in the 1950-1975 Golden Era. Some will say Mohammed Rafi, some Kishore Kumar, some Mukesh, some will say all. Others will mention Talat Mahmood, Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar or Mahendra Kapoor.
Each listener will have his or her own theories and beliefs on who’s the best. And these arguments happen more in the case of male singers than female, where the choice is often restricted to Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Geeta Dutt, and maybe Shamshad Begum.
Debates can go on, and most listeners may think everyone else is wrong. But the fact is everybody is right in their own way.