Mamta Sharma, who has given her voice “Anarkali disco chali”, “Fevicol se”, “Pandeyji seeti” and “Munna badnaam hua” amongst a number of different well-liked Sajid-Wajid numbers, breaks down as she speaks to IANS whilst she is recollects her paintings together with her “guru” and “mentor” Wajid Khan.
“I’m not in a clear mood right now because he was very close to us. Wajid Bhai was like a family. I am too shocked to say anything. I just spoke to him about a video call last week. He was absolutely fine and I thought he would be released in a few days. That has happened in the meantime. I’m still not out of this trauma. I can’t think of anything at the moment. Whatever I am today is because of him, ”mentioned Mamta Sharma.
“Wajid Bhai had taught me how to reside a existence and how to be a excellent singer. He had found out the singer in me higher. He additionally modified me as a particular person. He helped me alternate my thoughts and inspired me to at all times be sure. He had taught me to at all times smile in tricky occasions. He was a guru, a mentor to me.
“His word was” Bindass “. He always said to me:” Bindass Gaa, do not suppose an excessive amount of. “I have sung so many times at a pitch higher than I normally sing because he encourages me to do so because he believed in my ability as a singer. He would always advise me to memorize the lyrics because it would make me sing a song better. “
“He was a very balanced one that knew how to take care of happiness and ache. Sometimes after I was extremely joyful or after I was unhappy for some reason why, he at all times advised me to be affected person. He was a balanced particular person, a great particular person and a sure particular person. There was at all times a sure temper round him. I’ve by no means noticed him use a unmarried unfavourable phrase about a particular person. He at all times mentioned to me: “Do your work, let your work speak in your name.”
“I met him for the primary time at a ‘Dabangg’ birthday party. Everyone was really nice, Wajid Bhai, Sajid Bhai Mama, Papa, they have been like circle of relatives. Her habits was so great and heat that I at all times felt like I was a part of the circle of relatives. Today I’m in such a lot ache after I recall to mind him that I in finding it tricky to discuss in any respect. I’d by no means put out of your mind what he taught me in existence. He modified me as a particular person and I guess that he did that with such a lot of folks. He was such a sweetheart. “
“When we were talking about a video call a week ago, I had tears in my eyes when I looked at him, but the smile on his face was intact and he comforted me and said, don’t worry, I’m fine, I’m fine it’s fine, I’m fine. He was such a strong person and a pillar of certainty. I would always look up to him that such a person should be. So many people mourn him today just because he was a good man. I know that he will always watch me from above and I will try to meet his expectations. “