"Voice has music in it."We listen to many voices daily. Some voices are soft and beautiful and are like music to the ears. Such voices we recognize immediately and connect the voice to the person. "Ameen Sayani" is one such person with such a golden voice. The old-timers cannot forget his voice on 'Binaca Geetmaala' every Wednesday at 8.00 PM during the 1960s. It was like a music to the ears. The order of the songs was changing and the songs were changing but not his golden voice which was always the top. Similarly, there were many such voices like that of Devaki Nandan Pandey, Melville de Mellow who were news readers. Now we have the voice of Amitabh Bachchan which is rich in tone and modulation.
A good voice is a gift for some people by birth. The others also can develop their voice by voice training. There are institutes for such training and plenty of opportunities for self-employment for the youth in the cinema and journalism fields. Those who have the opportunity, train yourself or your children to develop a beautiful voice.
The inspiration for this thread is Late J.R.Vanamali of "Words and Voices", Mumbai. He and his institute are no more. He was a voice trainer and recipient of ' Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Award" winner for "Voice Training" in 2004. "Voice has music" were his words. How true was he?