best be defined as that sound which is pleasing to the ear.
Uma’s voice falls on the ears with the freshness of a thousand
honey-laden flowers. Extraordinarily mellifluous. Its characteristic
is the ease with which it soars to the higher reaches or swoops
down to the lowermost saptak without any let or hindrance.
Without doubt, this is possible only through sustained & sincere ‘sadhana’,
which Uma has put in full measure.
Uma’s forte is her ability
to produce an emotive response in her listeners. She does this
through the deep sensitivity of her singing, and her involvement
with the music. Indeed, she totally immerses herself in an ocean of ‘swara’,
plumbing its depths to pick out the right note at the right time and
presenting it with an emotional appeal and outlook unique to her.