Profile: Mohan Nandu – Guyana’s Singing Legend – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Mohan Nandu – Guyana’s Singing Legend

By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Mohan Nandu is one of the greatest singers that Guyana has produced. When he begins to sing you would think that the Lord descended from the mountaintop and handed him the voice to entertain thousands.

Mohan is a simple and humble person that would politely disagree. But give him a harmonium and back-up musicians and he would transport you to a world in which he becomes the King of Melody. After listening to him you get the feeling that Mohan Nandu was born to sing.

Read more: Mohan Nandu – Guyana’s singing legend

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  • Tulsie Das  On July 29, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Dr. Dhanpaul Narine what an excellent post for Mr. Mohan Nanda our boyhood idol going to the Dewali festival in G/T to hear this crooner and his melodies voice, especially when he gets in the ” TUMRI’S. Thank you for the memories.

  • needybad4u  On July 29, 2016 at 12:45 am

    @Dr. Dhanpaul Narine: Thanks for sharing this wonderful profile on Mohan Nandu’s singing career. He was a popular household name when I was growing up in Canje, Berbice.
    ~Leonard Dabydeen

  • jankblog  On July 29, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Wonderful singer. Although not mentioned in your article the Guyana Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha also had a big part in showcasing and bringing recognition to Mr. Nandu’s talent and ability as a top-class regional artiste.

  • ndtewarie  On July 29, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Just marvelous! Thanks Dhanpaul, you bring happiness to many peace loving Guyanese.

  • demerwater  On July 30, 2016 at 6:17 am

    The video recalled pleasant memories of Uitvlugt Community Center and in particular “Variety Concerts” organized by the Adult Education Council. Mohan Nandu, who brought some recognition; even fame, to the area. Sumeran, who could make a dholak talk. Khaleel, a barber who could “show magic” in his spare time. Not to forget the personalities who brought things together. Baljit Ramdin and Constance Armogum – the Welfare Officers; Ralph Waldron Joseph, Hendy (I forget his first name), Ossie Best, Gurpersaud, ‘Caretaker’ (Churaman) and others I cannot readily recall. And while I am ‘on a roll’, I have to mention Nabbie Bacchus (cricketer) and Suchit (billiards) – both from Leonora.
    Further back in time I remember my father and other elders talking about a “Classical” singer of ghazals and bhajans. Imagine my surprise to learn that Neville Harper was a ‘black man’.

  • dhanpaul narine  On August 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks for your comments. Thanks also to Cyril for putting up a wonderful video on Mohan Nandu. It is no secret that the West Coast of Demerara had an abundance of talent in the sixties and seventies and Mohan Nandu is one of them. He was and still is in a class by himself and given all the pyrotechnics of a modern studio he would have been a world beater.
    Apart from music there was cricket and Cock Hollingsworth from Meten Meer Zorg, Gurpersaud from Uitvlugt, who could sing and also play cricket, Boodho Dwarka, Sunny Basdeo, Umpire Tulsie Kumar, his brother Hardat, all made handsome contributions to the game. There was also Hilton Quan from Vergenoegen who played for the Cavaliers.
    Later ‘Buns’ Sahadeo Persaud, and others, etched their names in cricket history. Many educators emerged from the West Coast and their influence is felt today all over the world.

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