"Playback singers have always been responsible for the stature that the actor in Indian cinema eventually achieves. In a country and in a society where music and its identity are observed as meticulously as the solution to a mathematical problem, it shall ever be difficult to measure this contribution," Amitabh wrote on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com.
"There is a song that needs must be played for identity of event, moment and remembrance. Achievements in the field of politics, sports and other vocations shall be interspersed with a song. But music it is that is chosen to completely describe it. And it is always featured in the magical voices of our illustrious playback singers - Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi!!" he added.
Reminiscing the contribution and qualities of the veteran singers of the yesteryear era, he said: "Lataji had the persistence and strength of that indestructible ingredient, honey... where the pathos and at most times the vibrancy of Kishore Kumar … there was and still remains the fluency and magic of a Rafi Sahab."