Carrying legacy of Kashmir

Remembering ‘Aziz Bhai’ | Fayyaz Sheheryar | Director General | AIR

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Aziz 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, on 13th April, 2017.

 

When I was baptised as a broadcaster and I landed in the Duty Room of Radio Kashmir. A tall, slim, affable person was introduced to me as ‘Aziz Bhai‘.  Awe struck, I stood up and 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 and all through that brief period I saw him reaching the outer gate at 8 am, if not early, and 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 and 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 and maddening zeal for broadcast had immense fan-following, but as I said, fans necessarily are not friends.

 

He was wedded to broadcasting and he bequathes us professional ethics of high order for which he lived at the cost of his family interests.

 

God bless his soul…


Fayyaz Sheheryar, Director General, All India Radio

250 Comments
  1. VIMAL WAKHLU says

    I often recall those programs of my childhood with great nostalgia. Manohar Prothi was a household name in Kashmir . May he rest in peace !

  2. VIMAL WAKHLU says

    I often recall those programs of my childhood with great nostalgia. Manohar Prothi was a household name in Kashmir . May he rest in peace !

  3. Sanatan Nehru says

    He was an icon in broadcasting had he stepped out of Kashmir, he I am sure would have attained much greater heights and we today would have taken his name in the same breath as Ameen Sayani…

    Waht modulation and range unheard areal superstar of radio … will always miss you sir

  4. Sanatan Nehru says

    He was an icon in broadcasting had he stepped out of Kashmir, he I am sure would have attained much greater heights and we today would have taken his name in the same breath as Ameen Sayani…

    Waht modulation and range unheard areal superstar of radio … will always miss you sir

  5. Pran Kishore Kaul (FB) says

    Was one of my dearest artists. Besides a very important member of the broadcasters fraternity he was a versatile theatre performer

  6. Kanwal Akkoul (FB) says

    VERSATILE PERSONALITY

  7. Kanwal Akkoul (FB) says

    VERSATILE PERSONALITY

  8. Atul Sharma (FB) Dubai, United Arab Emirates says

    Aziz bhai, thats how we all heard him “Wadi ki Awaaz’

  9. Atul Sharma (FB) Dubai, United Arab Emirates says

    Aziz bhai, thats how we all heard him “Wadi ki Awaaz’

  10. Nighat Hafiz (FB) Srinagar says

    What a rich and beautiful voice- quality he possessed, sugar and chocolate blended with morning mist, it would dilute the senses. I was an ardent fan of that voice, the one and only voice of Radio Kashmir that neither time, nor any injurious substance could damage.

  11. Israr Khan (FB) Srinagar says

    A great man and artist par excellence. I remember those mid seventies when he was the incharge of drama section of radio kashmir jammu and how he use to encourage and teach us the nitty gritties of urdu drama and acting.

  12. Israr Khan (FB) Srinagar says

    A great man and artist par excellence. I remember those mid seventies when he was the incharge of drama section of radio kashmir jammu and how he use to encourage and teach us the nitty gritties of urdu drama and acting.

  13. Musharaf Mirza (FB) Srinagar says

    Sarey ja rehey hai pehley munshi allah rekha then nikki aapa now aziz bhai, khali hi geya ye radio station.

  14. Nitish Arora (FB) Jammu says

    Sharing a pic taken in the studios of Radio Kashmir Rkj Jammu presenting Tuhadi Chthi Mili famous programme with Manohar Prothi Ji…Munshi Chachu of the programme..loved by many .Prothi ji left for his heavenly abode on 13th April 2017. Will be missed by millions of people all accross valley where he served for all his life. He will be missed alll accross Jammu where he slentvlige after retirement presenting Punjabi programme. He will be missed by listeners across North India and Pakistan.

    This pic was clicked about two years ago, while recording Punjabi Programme with Manohar Prothi Ji, the famous anchor of ‘Waadi ki Awaaz’ of Radio Kashmir Srinagar. One of my sweetest memory. He was a craze for listeners and remained equally popular with listeners of Radio Kashmir Jammu.
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  15. Nitish Arora (FB) Jammu says

    Sharing a pic taken in the studios of Radio Kashmir Rkj Jammu presenting Tuhadi Chthi Mili famous programme with Manohar Prothi Ji…Munshi Chachu of the programme..loved by many .Prothi ji left for his heavenly abode on 13th April 2017. Will be missed by millions of people all accross valley where he served for all his life. He will be missed alll accross Jammu where he slentvlige after retirement presenting Punjabi programme. He will be missed by listeners across North India and Pakistan.

    This pic was clicked about two years ago, while recording Punjabi Programme with Manohar Prothi Ji, the famous anchor of ‘Waadi ki Awaaz’ of Radio Kashmir Srinagar. One of my sweetest memory. He was a craze for listeners and remained equally popular with listeners of Radio Kashmir Jammu.
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  16. Subhash Sharma (FB) Jammu says

    It is sad Manohar ji is no more. I vividly remember the fateful day, Republic Day 1995 parade at MA Stadium Jammu along with Manohar ji were making running commentary when ghastlly bomb blasts disturbed the proceedings. Manohar ji joined me consoling the participating children and moved them away from ground and stayed with me for quite long time in the ground till the same was taken over by security agencies. His agility, fearlessness was marvellous. Prothi ji was a nice man. Whenever, he came to Radio Jammu studios, he did see me and appreciated my productions. Salutes to him.

  17. Kanwal Krishan Lidhoo (FB) Jammu says

    We must have many of his recordings in our archives.

  18. Kanwal Krishan Lidhoo (FB) Jammu says

    We must have many of his recordings in our archives.

  19. Kanwal Krishan Lidhoo (FB) Jammu says

    We must have many of his recordings in our archives.

  20. Priya Chawla Wadhwa (FB) Alwar, Rajasthan says

    Will miss you uncle. You were a part of our growing up years in Srinagar.

  21. Virender Salman (FB) New Delhi says

    Great Anchor, beautiful voice

  22. Virender Salman (FB) New Delhi says

    Great Anchor, beautiful voice

  23. Virender Salman (FB) New Delhi says

    Great Anchor, beautiful voice

  24. Suniana Kaul (FB) Jammu says

    We have lost A great, A fantastic broadcaster of Radio Kashmir Srinagar.He will be remembered always.

  25. Suniana Kaul (FB) Jammu says

    We have lost A great, A fantastic broadcaster of Radio Kashmir Srinagar.He will be remembered always.

  26. Ravi Magotra (FB) Jammu says

    An era ends.

  27. Ravi Magotra (FB) Jammu says

    An era ends.

  28. Sunita Bhagat (FB) Jammu says

    Very shocking…legend he was…always encouraged,appriciated for my job.

  29. Sunita Bhagat (FB) Jammu says

    Very shocking…legend he was…always encouraged,appriciated for my job.

  30. Ruby Vaibhav Bhalerao (FB) Mumbai says

    He was a legend. a person with such a powerful voice which will always remain immortal.

  31. Ruby Vaibhav Bhalerao (FB) Mumbai says

    He was a legend. a person with such a powerful voice which will always remain immortal.

  32. Mihir Swarup (FB) Lucknow, UP says

    Truly he was a legend, won million hearts with his charismatic Voice and presentation. विनम्र श्रधांजलि।

  33. Mihir Swarup (FB) Lucknow, UP says

    Truly he was a legend, won million hearts with his charismatic Voice and presentation. विनम्र श्रधांजलि।

  34. Madhvi Sharma(FB) Jammu says

    Gr8 loss to fraternity of BROADCASTERS. HE was an institution by himself. We will miss you a lot Chachu.

  35. Ramesh Chandra Bhatt (FB) Jammu says

    Its an great loss to the fraternity…a great n versatile compere, a noble person and a superb artist…he is uncompereable……I remember having seen him on various occasions at RKJ for recording Punjabi Prog…..Chachuji…..we can’t believe you are no more.

  36. Ramesh Marhatha (FB) Jammu says

    I knew him right from his presentation for prog wadi ki awaaz, we both presented progms for ‘sanikon ke liye’ known fauji bahavoon ke liye from radio kashmir Srinagar. Return if possible…

  37. Ramesh Marhatha (FB) Jammu says

    I knew him right from his presentation for prog wadi ki awaaz, we both presented progms for ‘sanikon ke liye’ known fauji bahavoon ke liye from radio kashmir Srinagar. Return if possible…

  38. Ramesh Marhatha (FB) Jammu says

    I knew him right from his presentation for prog wadi ki awaaz, we both presented progms for ‘sanikon ke liye’ known fauji bahavoon ke liye from radio kashmir Srinagar. Return if possible…

  39. Rampaul Dogra (FB) Jammu says

    I was regular listener of “waadi ki awaaz” from Radio Kashmir Srinagar and punjabi prog. From Radio Kashmir Jammu. I always loved this golden voice who entertained the whole region, across border brodcaster. His demise is a shock to radio listeners. RIP…

  40. Rohit Bali (FB) says

    Radio has come back, people are fed up with TVs insanctity and valgourity, image with sound has always being disturbing, voice without image makes your imagination much stronger.

  41. Rohit Bali (FB) says

    Radio has come back, people are fed up with TVs insanctity and valgourity, image with sound has always being disturbing, voice without image makes your imagination much stronger.

  42. Rohit Bali (FB) says

    Radio has come back, people are fed up with TVs insanctity and valgourity, image with sound has always being disturbing, voice without image makes your imagination much stronger.

  43. Pankaj Sawhney (FB) says

    RIP GREAT MAN will be missed.

  44. Sheikh A. Gaffar (FB) Srinagar says

    May his soul rest in peace in heaven

  45. Sheikh A. Gaffar (FB) Srinagar says

    May his soul rest in peace in heaven

  46. Faiyaz Dilbar (FB) New Delhi says

    RIP….What a voice what a broadcaster.

  47. Faiyaz Dilbar (FB) New Delhi says

    RIP….What a voice what a broadcaster.

  48. Sheikg Majid (FB) Srinagar says

    A lively impressive voice, be it radio dama, geetoon bhari kahani ,debate or discussion,Manoherji was par excellance.Throught he earned love & respect .DEATH is ULTIMATE & IMMINENT to every soul.

  49. Sheikg Majid (FB) Srinagar says

    A lively impressive voice, be it radio dama, geetoon bhari kahani ,debate or discussion,Manoherji was par excellance.Throught he earned love & respect .DEATH is ULTIMATE & IMMINENT to every soul.

  50. Ashok Jain (FB) Srinagar says

    He was Great person.

  51. Ashok Jain (FB) Srinagar says

    He was Great person.

  52. Mohammad Sidiq Wani (FB) Srinagar says

    Great radio artist and a gentleman. Saddened on his death. RIP

  53. Mohammad Sidiq Wani (FB) Srinagar says

    Great radio artist and a gentleman. Saddened on his death. RIP

  54. Ajaz Kamil Khan (FB) says

    May his soul rest in peace

  55. Ramesh Kampasi (FB) Pune, Maharashtra says

    Very sad. He was part of a great era. Sweet voice he had. Radio Kashmir – I miss it. Those great programmers and programmes. Life moves on .

  56. Ramesh Kampasi (FB) Pune, Maharashtra says

    Very sad. He was part of a great era. Sweet voice he had. Radio Kashmir – I miss it. Those great programmers and programmes. Life moves on .

  57. Mohd Sayed (FB) Srinagar, J&K says

    May his soul remain in peace.

  58. Hussain Shah (FB) Srinagar, J&K says

    Peace be upon his soul. Legendary artist.

  59. Hussain Shah (FB) Srinagar, J&K says

    Peace be upon his soul. Legendary artist.

  60. Hussain Shah (FB) Srinagar, J&K says

    Peace be upon his soul. Legendary artist.

  61. Zahid Jamail Banday (FB) Kupwara, J&K, India says

    Rest in peace he was really a great broadcaster *Aziz bhai’.

  62. Javaid Budgami (FB) Budgam, J&K, India says

    Oh my God….. my favourite broadcaster sweet radio voice gone….Rest in peace.

  63. Javaid Budgami (FB) Budgam, J&K, India says

    Oh my God….. my favourite broadcaster sweet radio voice gone….Rest in peace.

  64. Hassan Malik (FB) Baramulla, J&K, India says

    Rest in peace…. Sapoot of land… Great personality.

  65. Tejkrishan Ganjoo (FB) Srinagar, J&K, India says

    Accept heart felt condonlances on the passing away of shri Prothi sahab.The whole DAV School joins you in this hour of grief

  66. Tejkrishan Ganjoo (FB) Srinagar, J&K, India says

    Accept heart felt condonlances on the passing away of shri Prothi sahab.The whole DAV School joins you in this hour of grief

  67. Ashfaq Lone (FB) Srinagar, J&K, India says

    A great broadcaster indeed. May his soul rest in peace.

  68. Ashfaq Lone (FB) Srinagar, J&K, India says

    A great broadcaster indeed. May his soul rest in peace.

  69. Upender Ambardar (FB) says

    He was a reputed broadcaster,a legendary radio artist gifted with a vibrant voice and famously known anchor of Wadi Ki Awaz daily programme widely familiar as Aziz Bhai.Besides acting in innumerable radio plays,he was also a distinguished presenter of ever popular programmes of Fauji Bhaion kay Liyae n Aap Ki Farmaish.It is a great loss to the field of Broadcasting.

  70. Upender Ambardar (FB) says

    He was a reputed broadcaster,a legendary radio artist gifted with a vibrant voice and famously known anchor of Wadi Ki Awaz daily programme widely familiar as Aziz Bhai.Besides acting in innumerable radio plays,he was also a distinguished presenter of ever popular programmes of Fauji Bhaion kay Liyae n Aap Ki Farmaish.It is a great loss to the field of Broadcasting.

  71. Aasha Khosa (FB) Gaziabad, UP, India says

    Great man and a even greater talent. Tributes. I am fortunate enough to have interacted with the legend that he had become in his lifetime.

  72. Aasha Khosa (FB) Gaziabad, UP, India says

    Great man and a even greater talent. Tributes. I am fortunate enough to have interacted with the legend that he had become in his lifetime.

  73. Aasha Khosa (FB) Gaziabad, UP, India says

    Great man and a even greater talent. Tributes. I am fortunate enough to have interacted with the legend that he had become in his lifetime.

  74. Anil Kaul (FB) London, UK says

    Remarkable personality. Iconic. Was a privilege to know him.Praying for his eternal peace.

  75. Anil Kaul (FB) London, UK says

    Remarkable personality. Iconic. Was a privilege to know him.Praying for his eternal peace.

  76. Javid Banday (FB) Toronto, Ontario says

    Deeply Saddened – RIP – our Prothi Sb!

  77. Pamela Dhar Anand (FB) says

    Yes there is a beginning and there is an end, for some there is something called after the end and that is where they go and keep a watch on us, send us blessings and are always with us wherever we go … May his soul rest in eternal peace …

  78. Pamela Dhar Anand (FB) says

    Yes there is a beginning and there is an end, for some there is something called after the end and that is where they go and keep a watch on us, send us blessings and are always with us wherever we go … May his soul rest in eternal peace …

  79. Arun Koul (FB) Andover, Massachusetts says

    He was indeed one of the most memorable personalities of Kashmir.

  80. Arun Koul (FB) Andover, Massachusetts says

    He was indeed one of the most memorable personalities of Kashmir.

  81. Manmeet Bali Nag (FB) Gurgram, Haryana, India says

    Yes indeed, he will be remembered.

  82. Manmeet Bali Nag (FB) Gurgram, Haryana, India says

    Yes indeed, he will be remembered.

  83. Vinod Chopra (FB) Jammu, J&K, India says

    My God a big loss …….Bai jaan was a legend …..Learn a lot from him during prog. HOONHAR …..Radio when you along with number of our friends participate in the program .

  84. Vinod Chopra (FB) Jammu, J&K, India says

    My God a big loss …….Bai jaan was a legend …..Learn a lot from him during prog. HOONHAR …..Radio when you along with number of our friends participate in the program .

  85. Arif Mehmood (FB) Pleasanton, California says

    Manohar uncle was a legend. Loved long chats with him and Uma aunty. They must be doing Darbaar in heaven. He and Nicky Aapa.
    May his soul rest in eternal peace.

    People say it gets better with time….8 years later I still want to reach out to to my dad when something important happens. It’s a void that is impossible to fill.

  86. Ashok Ogra (FB) New Delhi says

    What an incredible artist he was. Praying his soul to rest in peace.

  87. Ashok Ogra (FB) New Delhi says

    What an incredible artist he was. Praying his soul to rest in peace.

  88. Ashok Ogra (FB) New Delhi says

    What an incredible artist he was. Praying his soul to rest in peace.

  89. Ajit Raina (FB) Pune, Maharashtra says

    So sad I just loved his baritone voice .I had opportunity to see him in person in my childhood days where I was a regular participant in baccho ka programme !! On radio kashmir .may his soul rest in peace .Also miss his famous character he played in “vyath rozi pakaan

  90. Ajit Raina (FB) New Delhi, India says

    Very Sad news which ends a Golden Era.

  91. Ajit Raina (FB) New Delhi, India says

    Very Sad news which ends a Golden Era.

  92. Surender Jotshi (FB) Noida, UP says

    I too was working in RK for some time when he too was around. ——— An artist to the boot,a lovable person.

  93. Surender Jotshi (FB) Noida, UP says

    I too was working in RK for some time when he too was around. ——— An artist to the boot,a lovable person.

  94. Anjali Kaul Zutshi (FB) Austin, Taxes says

    It was a privilege to know Manohar Uncle….the few conversations I had with him back when we were mere kids having a good time at Radio Kashmir, will stay with me always. Know that he will be with you always, watching and guiding you through life.

  95. Anjali Kaul Zutshi (FB) Austin, Taxes says

    It was a privilege to know Manohar Uncle….the few conversations I had with him back when we were mere kids having a good time at Radio Kashmir, will stay with me always. Know that he will be with you always, watching and guiding you through life.

  96. Anjali Kaul Zutshi (FB) Austin, Taxes says

    It was a privilege to know Manohar Uncle….the few conversations I had with him back when we were mere kids having a good time at Radio Kashmir, will stay with me always. Know that he will be with you always, watching and guiding you through life.

  97. Kavi Naresh nirbhik Dubey (FB) Kota, Rajasthan says

    बहुत दुःख हुआ है, ईश्वर उन्हें अपने चरणों में स्थान दें,कला जगत के मेरे गुरु जी श्री मनोहर प्रोथी साहब से पिछली साल मेरी बात हुई थी, उन्होंने मेरी कविताएँ सुनी थी और आशीर्वाद दिया था, उनके साथ रेडियो कश्मीर,श्रीनगर की यादें जुड़ी हैं मुझे दुःख इस बात का है उन्होंने मुझे जम्मू बुलाया था पर नहीं जा सका, कल ये सोच ही रहा था कि जम्मू जाना है इस बार,पर आज रेडियो कश्मीर का एक युग समाप्त हो गया, मुंशी अल्लाह रक्खा साहब,निकी आपा जी,श्री मोहन निराश रैना साहब औऱ आज गुरु जी का जाना,ओह

  98. Kavi Naresh nirbhik Dubey (FB) Kota, Rajasthan says

    बहुत दुःख हुआ है, ईश्वर उन्हें अपने चरणों में स्थान दें,कला जगत के मेरे गुरु जी श्री मनोहर प्रोथी साहब से पिछली साल मेरी बात हुई थी, उन्होंने मेरी कविताएँ सुनी थी और आशीर्वाद दिया था, उनके साथ रेडियो कश्मीर,श्रीनगर की यादें जुड़ी हैं मुझे दुःख इस बात का है उन्होंने मुझे जम्मू बुलाया था पर नहीं जा सका, कल ये सोच ही रहा था कि जम्मू जाना है इस बार,पर आज रेडियो कश्मीर का एक युग समाप्त हो गया, मुंशी अल्लाह रक्खा साहब,निकी आपा जी,श्री मोहन निराश रैना साहब औऱ आज गुरु जी का जाना,ओह

  99. Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad (FB) Srinagar, J&K, India says

    A GREAT LOSS to the broadcasting world.

  100. Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad (FB) Srinagar, J&K, India says

    A GREAT LOSS to the broadcasting world.

  101. Zahoor Zahid (FB) Srinagar, J&K, India says

    Indeed one of the greatest broadcasters of our time. He would cast magic with his voice and keep his listeners spellbound. He has been my teacher. I am in mourning.

  102. Zahoor Zahid (FB) Srinagar, J&K, India says

    Indeed one of the greatest broadcasters of our time. He would cast magic with his voice and keep his listeners spellbound. He has been my teacher. I am in mourning.

  103. GM Kawoosa (FB) New Delhi says

    Undoubtedly he was one of the greatest artist of the state.

  104. Neelima Mam (FB) says

    I remember as a little girl in Radio dramas , his voice as outstanding….

  105. Mohit Sahni (FB) Tronto, Ontrio says

    This is a legend leaving us. God bless his soul.

  106. Mohit Sahni (FB) Tronto, Ontrio says

    This is a legend leaving us. God bless his soul.

  107. Mohit Sahni (FB) Tronto, Ontrio says

    This is a legend leaving us. God bless his soul.

  108. Mir Shahnawaz (FB) Srinagar, J&K, India says

    Very sad, was a great person, tremendous loss to the broad casting world.

  109. Vijay Warikoo (FB) says

    A great broadcaster.
    Peace be to his soul.

  110. Vijay Warikoo (FB) says

    A great broadcaster.
    Peace be to his soul.

  111. Vijay Warikoo (FB) says

    A great broadcaster.
    Peace be to his soul.

  112. Ashok Koul (FB) Jammu says

    Very Sad. May his Soul rest in peace
    Power full broadcaster of yesteryears.

  113. Tamanna Ahuja (FB) Delhi says

    Will be remembered always.

  114. Tamanna Ahuja (FB) Delhi says

    Will be remembered always.

  115. Vinod Bhat (FB) Jammu says

    Very sad an evergreen broadcaster has left for heaven for ever.

  116. Vinod Bhat (FB) Jammu says

    Very sad an evergreen broadcaster has left for heaven for ever.

  117. Shantiveer Kaul (FB) New Delhi says

    I will remember him for my lifetime.

  118. Shantiveer Kaul (FB) New Delhi says

    I will remember him for my lifetime.

  119. Bansi Raina (FB) Jammu says

    Sorry to hear the news.At one point of tine we were very close.Owing to exigency of service…migration…meetings became difficult.I am genuinely shocked.RIP

  120. Bansi Raina (FB) Jammu says

    Sorry to hear the news.At one point of tine we were very close.Owing to exigency of service…migration…meetings became difficult.I am genuinely shocked.RIP

  121. Bansi Raina (FB) Jammu says

    Sorry to hear the news.At one point of tine we were very close.Owing to exigency of service…migration…meetings became difficult.I am genuinely shocked.RIP

  122. Nawaz Nengroo, Radio Kashmir, Srinagar (FB) Srinagar, Kashmir, India says

    He was indeed a legendary broadcaster & an artist par excellence.He always treated me as his son . In year 2013 he was felicitated by Radio Kashmir Srinagar for his immense contribution in the field of broadcasting.At that time I never knew that this will be our last face to face meeting.Although physically weak, but mentally he was still very sharp & alert.Of course it is a personal loss to the entire family of Radio Kashmir Srinagar. May his soul rest in peace

  123. Sanjay Kaul (FB) Mumbai says

    We grew hearing his magical voice on Radio …. We would wait for his programmes and almost every day of our better part of our youth, we would have listened him – “Bhaijan” of children’s programme, “Aziz bhai” of wadhi ki awaz ……. AWESOME ARTIST…

  124. Sanjay Kaul (FB) Mumbai says

    We grew hearing his magical voice on Radio …. We would wait for his programmes and almost every day of our better part of our youth, we would have listened him – “Bhaijan” of children’s programme, “Aziz bhai” of wadhi ki awaz ……. AWESOME ARTIST…

  125. Dalip Langoo (FB) Navi Mumbai says

    ॐ शांति वैकंठस जाय, मनोहर जी जीवंत व्यक्तित्व के धनी व्यक्ति थे, मेरा शत शत नमन और श्रद्धांजलि!

  126. Dalip Langoo (FB) Navi Mumbai says

    ॐ शांति वैकंठस जाय, मनोहर जी जीवंत व्यक्तित्व के धनी व्यक्ति थे, मेरा शत शत नमन और श्रद्धांजलि!

  127. Dalip Langoo (FB) Navi Mumbai says

    ॐ शांति वैकंठस जाय, मनोहर जी जीवंत व्यक्तित्व के धनी व्यक्ति थे, मेरा शत शत नमन और श्रद्धांजलि!

  128. Abdual Rashid Khan (FB) Srinagar says

    Aziz bhai and Niki aapa in Wadi ki awaz have been the great and vital characters. a great broadcaster who will always be remembered in the history of radio Kashmir Sgr. RIP.

  129. Abdual Rashid Khan (FB) Srinagar says

    Aziz bhai and Niki aapa in Wadi ki awaz have been the great and vital characters. a great broadcaster who will always be remembered in the history of radio Kashmir Sgr. RIP.

  130. Abdual Rashid Khan (FB) Srinagar says

    Aziz bhai and Niki aapa in Wadi ki awaz have been the great and vital characters. a great broadcaster who will always be remembered in the history of radio Kashmir Sgr. RIP.

  131. Ghulam Hussain (FB) says

    Prothi sahib was a great broadcaster. He was the general of broadcasting personalty.

  132. Ghulam Hussain (FB) says

    Prothi sahib was a great broadcaster. He was the general of broadcasting personalty.

  133. Syed Zeeshan Fazil, AIR (FB) Srinagar says

    A legendary broadcaster is no more. He will be remembered always by his fans.

  134. Syed Zeeshan Fazil, AIR (FB) Srinagar says

    A legendary broadcaster is no more. He will be remembered always by his fans.

  135. Mubi Shaw, (FB) New Delhi says

    ;((
    Surely will be missed.

  136. Mubi Shaw, (FB) New Delhi says

    ;((
    Surely will be missed.

  137. Zafar Meraj Editor, The Kashmir Monitor, (FB) Srinagar says

    A huge loss to those who knew him abd had spent some beautiful moments with him. RIP the great man you will be remembered for a long time.

  138. Zafar Meraj Editor, The Kashmir Monitor, (FB) Srinagar says

    A huge loss to those who knew him abd had spent some beautiful moments with him. RIP the great man you will be remembered for a long time.

  139. Zafar Meraj Editor, The Kashmir Monitor, (FB) Srinagar says

    A huge loss to those who knew him abd had spent some beautiful moments with him. RIP the great man you will be remembered for a long time.

  140. Kanwal Nain Chanana (FB) Srinagar says

    I can never forget him in my life for how he encourage me to give a talk on Radio Kashmir and how he entertained me in the brodcasting cabin while he was presenting his famous programme of songs….may his soul rest in peace !

  141. Kanwal Nain Chanana (FB) Srinagar says

    I can never forget him in my life for how he encourage me to give a talk on Radio Kashmir and how he entertained me in the brodcasting cabin while he was presenting his famous programme of songs….may his soul rest in peace !

  142. Nayeem Khan, Provincial President at All Parties Hurriyat Conference (FB) Srinagar says

    Great soul…great loss…

  143. Nayeem Khan, Provincial President at All Parties Hurriyat Conference (FB) Srinagar says

    Great soul…great loss…

  144. Noorul Kirmani, Journalist (FB) Srinagar says

    Great voice and what a splendid broadcaster.

  145. Noorul Kirmani, Journalist (FB) Srinagar says

    Great voice and what a splendid broadcaster.

  146. Noorul Kirmani, Journalist (FB) Srinagar says

    Great voice and what a splendid broadcaster.

  147. Malik Asaf Mahmud (FB) Srinagar says

    Classfellow of late Malik Khalid Mahmud and Dr.Farooq Abdullah

  148. Ayub Javaid, Asst Admin Officer, Giftique International (FB) Pulwama, Kashmir says

    GOOD BYE….AZIZ BHAI,,,,NOOR BAKSH,,,,,AS I HAVE HEARD HIM..

  149. Ayub Javaid, Asst Admin Officer, Giftique International (FB) Pulwama, Kashmir says

    GOOD BYE….AZIZ BHAI,,,,NOOR BAKSH,,,,,AS I HAVE HEARD HIM..

  150. Ayub Javaid, Asst Admin Officer, Giftique International (FB) Pulwama, Kashmir says

    GOOD BYE….AZIZ BHAI,,,,NOOR BAKSH,,,,,AS I HAVE HEARD HIM..

  151. Salma Iftikar (FB) says

    You are right, there are many of us who remember him- his voice and his personality. On the radio and in person. I am saddened to hear about his passing.

  152. Salma Iftikar (FB) says

    You are right, there are many of us who remember him- his voice and his personality. On the radio and in person. I am saddened to hear about his passing.

  153. Kailash Mehra Sadhu (FB) Kashmiri Singer, Jammu says

    I find no words to express my grief and sorrow on the sad demise of legendary personality like Mnohar Prothi ji. I recalled the time all those golden age and era of that time. It’s an irresistible lose to the Art World…. Om Shanti…

  154. Kailash Mehra Sadhu (FB) Kashmiri Singer, Jammu says

    I find no words to express my grief and sorrow on the sad demise of legendary personality like Mnohar Prothi ji. I recalled the time all those golden age and era of that time. It’s an irresistible lose to the Art World…. Om Shanti…

  155. Kailash Mehra Sadhu (FB) Kashmiri Singer, Jammu says

    I find no words to express my grief and sorrow on the sad demise of legendary personality like Mnohar Prothi ji. I recalled the time all those golden age and era of that time. It’s an irresistible lose to the Art World…. Om Shanti…

  156. Aijaz Jilani, Banker (FB) New Delhi says

    Yes he will be remembered always.

  157. Seema Hashmy (FB) Gaziabad, UP says

    Had the honour of doing a few episodes of waadi ki awaaz with him. My condolences…

  158. Seema Hashmy (FB) Gaziabad, UP says

    Had the honour of doing a few episodes of waadi ki awaaz with him. My condolences…

  159. Seema Hashmy (FB) Gaziabad, UP says

    Had the honour of doing a few episodes of waadi ki awaaz with him. My condolences…

  160. Sardar Saajid Imam (FB) New Delhi says

    We consider blessed for the way he touched and inspired us. Even if it was for just few days. Our prayers for him.

  161. Sardar Saajid Imam (FB) New Delhi says

    We consider blessed for the way he touched and inspired us. Even if it was for just few days. Our prayers for him.

  162. Sardar Saajid Imam (FB) New Delhi says

    We consider blessed for the way he touched and inspired us. Even if it was for just few days. Our prayers for him.

  163. Javid Sufi (FB) Srinagar says

    A GOOD SOUL and AN OUTSTANDING BROADCASTER. He was indeed a good neighbour and a jolly friend.

  164. Javid Sufi (FB) Srinagar says

    A GOOD SOUL and AN OUTSTANDING BROADCASTER. He was indeed a good neighbour and a jolly friend.

  165. Shaikh Tahir, CEO & Founder at Falcon Infomedia (FB) Srinagar says

    Feel short of words to express my sorrow. Great personality.

  166. Shaikh Tahir, CEO & Founder at Falcon Infomedia (FB) Srinagar says

    Feel short of words to express my sorrow. Great personality.

  167. Tina Anjila Shah (FB) Liverpool says

    I will remember him as the “Voice of Radio Kashmir”.

  168. Tina Anjila Shah (FB) Liverpool says

    I will remember him as the “Voice of Radio Kashmir”.

  169. Tina Anjila Shah (FB) Liverpool says

    I will remember him as the “Voice of Radio Kashmir”.

  170. Anil Marwah (FB) says

    Heard the sad news through my best friend Raja Zafar in Radio Kashmir who was himself is in shock as he admired him a lot and had strong regards for him. Words are too weak to express my grief at this time.

  171. Anil Marwah (FB) says

    Heard the sad news through my best friend Raja Zafar in Radio Kashmir who was himself is in shock as he admired him a lot and had strong regards for him. Words are too weak to express my grief at this time.

  172. Ashok Chirvi, Director, Institute of Public Auditors of India (FB) New Delhi says

    Iconic figure of the State. His voice used to cheer all, irrespective of age.

  173. Ashok Chirvi, Director, Institute of Public Auditors of India (FB) New Delhi says

    Iconic figure of the State. His voice used to cheer all, irrespective of age.

  174. Ashok Chirvi, Director, Institute of Public Auditors of India (FB) New Delhi says

    Iconic figure of the State. His voice used to cheer all, irrespective of age.

  175. Susheel Moughal, LIC (FB) New Delhi says

    A great personality Will be remembered as Aziz bai of Vadi ki Awaz for times.

  176. Susheel Moughal, LIC (FB) New Delhi says

    A great personality Will be remembered as Aziz bai of Vadi ki Awaz for times.

  177. Susheel Moughal, LIC (FB) New Delhi says

    A great personality Will be remembered as Aziz bai of Vadi ki Awaz for times.

  178. Aparna Sopori (FB) New Delhi says

    We have lost a great friend and personality of Radio Kashmir.

  179. Aparna Sopori (FB) New Delhi says

    We have lost a great friend and personality of Radio Kashmir.

  180. Pummy Kaul (FB) Manama, Bahrain says

    The end of another era.

  181. Pummy Kaul (FB) Manama, Bahrain says

    The end of another era.

  182. Pummy Kaul (FB) Manama, Bahrain says

    The end of another era.

  183. Ashok Kalo (FB) Jammu says

    Scintillating and impressive voice of Radio Kashmir Srinagar and Radio Kashmir Jammu. A great broadcaster.

  184. Ashok Kalo (FB) Jammu says

    Scintillating and impressive voice of Radio Kashmir Srinagar and Radio Kashmir Jammu. A great broadcaster.

  185. Ashok Kalo (FB) Jammu says

    Scintillating and impressive voice of Radio Kashmir Srinagar and Radio Kashmir Jammu. A great broadcaster.

  186. Sanjay Shangloo (FB) Manama, Bahrain says

    His voice does still reverberate!

  187. Sanjay Shangloo (FB) Manama, Bahrain says

    His voice does still reverberate!

  188. Pearay Kaul (FB) New Delhi says

    I still remember his style of walking at Wazir Bagh, Srinagr. He was our next door neighbour.

  189. Sunil Bhat (FB) Jammu says

    End of an era, the Legend is no more

  190. Sunil Bhat (FB) Jammu says

    End of an era, the Legend is no more

  191. Shafalica Bhan Kotwal (FB) says

    Condolences to you.End of an era definitely.. Remember his golden voice.Was close acquaintance of my dad Shiban Bhan who will be quite sad to hear the news as well.

  192. Shafalica Bhan Kotwal (FB) says

    Condolences to you.End of an era definitely.. Remember his golden voice.Was close acquaintance of my dad Shiban Bhan who will be quite sad to hear the news as well.

  193. Vidya Bhushan Dhar (FB) Toronto, Ontario says

    We are heartbroken,but we are also finding comfort in memories of our Manohar ji who was a legend.

    With him an era has come to an end, his rich baritone voice will reverberate in our sweet memories till posterity….having grown in the valley listening to him….Manohar ji always emphasized that the world is a good place, full of good people, trying to do their best. He believed in people’s extraordinary capacity for love and generosity….My Shat Shat Naman to him and his works and pray for his noble soul to be in Vaikuntha Dham..

  194. Vidya Bhushan Dhar (FB) Toronto, Ontario says

    We are heartbroken,but we are also finding comfort in memories of our Manohar ji who was a legend.

    With him an era has come to an end, his rich baritone voice will reverberate in our sweet memories till posterity….having grown in the valley listening to him….Manohar ji always emphasized that the world is a good place, full of good people, trying to do their best. He believed in people’s extraordinary capacity for love and generosity….My Shat Shat Naman to him and his works and pray for his noble soul to be in Vaikuntha Dham..

  195. Jaspal Singh (FB) Boston, Massachusetts says

    So sorry for the loss Rajesh! The loss is collective. We all grew up admiring his voice on radio. When the time is right for you, please pen down a few lines chronicling his various endeavors. It would be therapeutic for you and enlightening for us. God bless.

  196. Jaspal Singh (FB) Boston, Massachusetts says

    So sorry for the loss Rajesh! The loss is collective. We all grew up admiring his voice on radio. When the time is right for you, please pen down a few lines chronicling his various endeavors. It would be therapeutic for you and enlightening for us. God bless.

  197. Pankaj Suri (FB) Boston, Massachusetts says

    Remember him from Fauji bhaiyon ki farmaish.

  198. Pankaj Suri (FB) Boston, Massachusetts says

    Remember him from Fauji bhaiyon ki farmaish.

  199. Pankaj Suri (FB) Boston, Massachusetts says

    Remember him from Fauji bhaiyon ki farmaish.

  200. Shiban Bhan (FB) Greater Noida says

    Very sad so witty n full of hummer always helping others . He will b remembered a man with golden voice

  201. Sanjiv Misri (FB) says

    Great loss to our generation who grew up listening to him on radio.

  202. Prekshit Mehta (FB) New Delhi says

    Today, the world has lost Aziz Bhai. What a personality. Voice of Radio Kashmir lost

  203. Rahul Dhawan (FB) New Delhi says

    Saddened to read this. Another Aawaz from Wadi ki Aawaz gone.

  204. Shahnawaz Taing (FB) Srinagar says

    I had a mulaqaat (meeting) on daily bases with this golden voice at Radio kashmir Srinagar when I was on the penal of freelance writers for the radio during eighth decade of privious century.

    His heart too was sweet like his voice.

    May his soul rest in the highest realms of peace and tranquility and give you patience to endure the pain of separation.

  205. Surinder Oberoi (FB) New Delhi says

    A legend is gone from this mortal world! But he has left his voice for us, generation to follow to listen, to cherish and to learn. Aziz Bhai character in Wadi ki Aawaz and several of his famous dramas on All India Radio will keep memories of Mr Manohar Prothi alive for ever.

  206. Surinder Oberoi (FB) New Delhi says

    A legend is gone from this mortal world! But he has left his voice for us, generation to follow to listen, to cherish and to learn. Aziz Bhai character in Wadi ki Aawaz and several of his famous dramas on All India Radio will keep memories of Mr Manohar Prothi alive for ever.

  207. Maqsood Uri, AIR, Srinagar (FB) Srinagar says

    i met him in 2001.he was legendary broadcaster.

  208. Maqsood Uri, AIR, Srinagar (FB) Srinagar says

    i met him in 2001.he was legendary broadcaster.

  209. Anil Ganjoo (FB) New Delhi says

    Such a great man. We grew up listening to his husky attractive voice. He was a legendary broadcaster for Radio Kashmir Srinagar. May his soul rest in peace.

  210. Veena Mehta (FB) Sydney, Australia says

    He will always be missed as a great human being with a beautiful voice. May his soul rest in peace.????

  211. Veena Mehta (FB) Sydney, Australia says

    He will always be missed as a great human being with a beautiful voice. May his soul rest in peace.????

  212. Praveen Matta (FB) says

    I had attended two live programmes during my childhood at Radio Kashmir on Sundays in children’s programme. His mesmerising voice I still remember.

  213. Praveen Matta (FB) says

    I had attended two live programmes during my childhood at Radio Kashmir on Sundays in children’s programme. His mesmerising voice I still remember.

  214. Nighat Hafiz (FB) Riyadh, Saudi Arbia says

    What a rich and beautiful voice- quality he possessed, sugar and chocolate blended with morning mist, it would dilute the senses. I was an ardent fan of that voice, the one and only voice of Radio Kashmir that neither time, nor any injurious substance could damage. May God bless his soul.

  215. Asif K Sohrab says

    I lost my guide teacher and friend.

  216. Asif K Sohrab says

    I lost my guide teacher and friend.

  217. Faisal Sayeed (FB) Maryland, USA says

    Uncle will be missed, I have very fond memories of him.

  218. Faisal Sayeed (FB) Maryland, USA says

    Uncle will be missed, I have very fond memories of him.

  219. Faisal Sayeed (FB) Maryland, USA says

    Uncle will be missed, I have very fond memories of him.

  220. Perveen Rigzin (FB) Dehra Dun, India says

    He was soul of Radio Kashmir.

  221. Sanatan Nehru (FB) Mumbai, India says

    Still have vivid images of him in-front of me in Radio Kashmir Srinagar. Those golden days of our life, memories memories and memories. Wish I could have seen him in recent years.

  222. Sanatan Nehru (FB) Mumbai, India says

    Still have vivid images of him in-front of me in Radio Kashmir Srinagar. Those golden days of our life, memories memories and memories. Wish I could have seen him in recent years.

  223. Rekha Chowdhary (FB) Jammu says

    For our generation in Kashmir, he was an icon and we used to love his voice and his programmes.

  224. Rekha Chowdhary (FB) Jammu says

    For our generation in Kashmir, he was an icon and we used to love his voice and his programmes.

  225. Hameedah Nayeem,Professor, Universiry of Kashmir (FB) Srinagar says

    He will live for a long time in the memories of those who have heard him on Radio Kashmir.This in a way gives a life beyond death to those who touch human lives in significant ways.
    May he rest in peace

  226. Hameedah Nayeem,Professor, Universiry of Kashmir (FB) Srinagar says

    He will live for a long time in the memories of those who have heard him on Radio Kashmir.This in a way gives a life beyond death to those who touch human lives in significant ways.
    May he rest in peace

  227. Rakesh Khar, Editor TV18 (FB) New Delhi says

    His voice is with us forever…amazing talent…amazing humility.

  228. Rakesh Khar, Editor TV18 (FB) New Delhi says

    His voice is with us forever…amazing talent…amazing humility.

  229. Zainul Abdin Khan (FB) New Delhi says

    The unforgettable “Aziz Bhai” of “Wadi ki Awaz”. I acted in one play as a child artist in 1982 or 83 where he played the lead in a play titled “Dayare”. May his soul rest in peace.

  230. Zainul Abdin Khan (FB) New Delhi says

    The unforgettable “Aziz Bhai” of “Wadi ki Awaz”. I acted in one play as a child artist in 1982 or 83 where he played the lead in a play titled “Dayare”. May his soul rest in peace.

  231. Dipak Samantarai, Dpty Dir AIR &DD Staff Training Institute(FB) Cuttak, Orrisa, India says

    Stuff broadcasting legends are made of. May his soul rest in peace.

  232. Dipak Samantarai, Dpty Dir AIR &DD Staff Training Institute(FB) Cuttak, Orrisa, India says

    Stuff broadcasting legends are made of. May his soul rest in peace.

  233. Shirely Jacob, AIR (FB) says

    Thank you sir for the pen picture of a true broadcaster of the likes AIR had in many of its stations.

  234. Shirely Jacob, AIR (FB) says

    Thank you sir for the pen picture of a true broadcaster of the likes AIR had in many of its stations.

  235. Shirely Jacob, AIR (FB) says

    Thank you sir for the pen picture of a true broadcaster of the likes AIR had in many of its stations.

  236. Rajeev Sharma, AE, AIR (FB) Gorkpur says

    He left so many memories with us.

  237. Pramod Jha (FB) says

    You have paid the homage in such an emotional way that every broadcaster would have tears in the eyes ! Thanks for paying so much respect to a professional sir !

  238. Pramod Jha (FB) says

    You have paid the homage in such an emotional way that every broadcaster would have tears in the eyes ! Thanks for paying so much respect to a professional sir !

  239. Pramod Jha (FB) says

    You have paid the homage in such an emotional way that every broadcaster would have tears in the eyes ! Thanks for paying so much respect to a professional sir !

  240. Ayash Arif, Actor/Director, DD1 (FB) Srinagar says

    Great loss indeed…We have lost great broadcaster and equally a fine artist. May his soul rest in peace.

  241. Ayash Arif, Actor/Director, DD1 (FB) Srinagar says

    Great loss indeed…We have lost great broadcaster and equally a fine artist. May his soul rest in peace.

  242. Ayash Arif, Actor/Director, DD1 (FB) Srinagar says

    Great loss indeed…We have lost great broadcaster and equally a fine artist. May his soul rest in peace.

  243. Shehzadi Simon, (FB) Srinagar says

    May God bless his soul .Our last telephonic interaction was a gift to me from a true darvesh , which I’ll always cherish.

  244. Shehzadi Simon, (FB) Srinagar says

    May God bless his soul .Our last telephonic interaction was a gift to me from a true darvesh , which I’ll always cherish.

  245. Ashok Ogra, Apeejay Education Society (FB) New Delhi says

    Nice tribute laced with memories! Knew him though not that well. He had an impressive personality – his voice added to that – but never intimidating.

  246. Sunil Dhar, AIR (FB) says

    Absolutely true. Unequivocally and unambiguously, late Manoharji was an ace broadcaster. I too feel privileged in saying that I had the first glimpse of him in the Duty Room of RKS. There was compatibility between Manoharji and broadcasting.

  247. Sunil Dhar, AIR (FB) says

    Absolutely true. Unequivocally and unambiguously, late Manoharji was an ace broadcaster. I too feel privileged in saying that I had the first glimpse of him in the Duty Room of RKS. There was compatibility between Manoharji and broadcasting.

  248. Sunil Dhar, AIR (FB) says

    Absolutely true. Unequivocally and unambiguously, late Manoharji was an ace broadcaster. I too feel privileged in saying that I had the first glimpse of him in the Duty Room of RKS. There was compatibility between Manoharji and broadcasting.

  249. Shahnaz Hussain, DD1, (FB) Srinagar says

    An achiever in life.

  250. Muhammad Yusuf (FB) New Delhi says

    Manohar ji was a chain smoker. I always found him buying cigarettes from a small shop near Radio Kashmir. My maternal uncle was working with him and he often used to talk about him at home. See how gracefully he is smoking in this picture.

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