Friday, April 14, 2017
Manohar Purothi (82), the famous anchor of Waadi ki Awaaz of Radio Kashmir Srinagar expires
Manohar Purothi Ji, the famous anchor of Waadi ki Awaaz of Radio Kashmir Srinagar has left for his heavenly abode on 13.04.2017. He was 82. He was a craze for listeners and remained equally popular with listeners of Radio Kashmir Jammu...
Prasar Bharati Parivar condoles the demise of Shri Manohar Purothi and prays to the almighty for the peace of departed soul
Few lines about Manohar Prothi 6th June 1935 - 13 April, 2017
There is a beginning and there is an end. This is the truth.
The journey in between these two points is what we call ‘life’.
The journey which started on 6th June, 1935 reached its zenith today on 13th April, 2017.
During these nearly eighty-two years, each year was eventful. Those, who were connected with him in any which way would know it better. The smiles, the tears and many more emotions he created during these eventful years, will bring back many memories.
For those who grew up listening to Radio Kashmir Srinagar, especially at 9:30pm on Monday nights would remember him well. His voice reverberated and continued to touch each soul.
Today, as he moved over to the next dimension, he left behind many memories with those he grew up and those who grew up in front of him.
His voice till the last remained young.
He will be missed…
Feeling Sad, Shri Fayyaz Sheheryar wrote
Azeez Bhai ( Late Manohar Prothi) had no enemies, perhaps no friends either but admirers he had, here, there & wherever he reached through the strong signals of Radio Kashmir. He left us at 81, just yesterday.
When I was baptised a broadcaster & I landed in the Duty Room of Radio Kashmir, a tall, slim, affable person was introduced to me as Azeez Bhai. Awe struck, I stood up & shook hand. I had been hearing him from my school days in Radio Dramas produced by the iconic Pran Kishore, Vadi ki Awaz for listeners across LoC, Fauji BhayiyoN ke liye, to name few.
I spent a little over three years in Srinagar & all through that brief period I saw him reaching the outer gate at 8 am, if not early, & leaving the studios at the closure of the transmission.
Paradoxical but true, he usually used to be hungry, perhaps he needed a bottle more than a bread box, he was always seen with a voice recorder tucked between his (left) hind-arm & the ribs connecting back & the sternum. He preferred condensed Mike as against the lead microphone which in that era was known to catch sound effects with astounding naturalness.
He, for his captivating audio quality, exemplary artistic modulation & maddening zeal for broadcast had immense fan-following, but as I said, fans necessarily are not friends.
He was wedded to broadcasting & he bequathes us professional ethics of high order for which he lived at the cost of his family interests.
God bless his soul.......