You are here
Home > All Newspaper Editorials UPSC IAS > The Indian Express Editorials > Manna Dey, legendary playback singer, dies at 94

Manna Dey, legendary playback singer, dies at 94

Legendary singer Manna Dey passed away on Thursday at the age of 94.

Manna Dey, legendary playback singer, died at a city hospital early today after prolonged illness.

Manna Dey, 94, who was admitted to Narayana Hrudayalaya five months ago for respiratory problems, died of cardiac arrest at 3:50 AM, a senior doctor at the hospital said.

His daughter Shumita Deb and his son-in-law Jnanranjan Deb were by his bedside when the end came, his family said.

Manna Dey is survived by two daughters, one of whom is based in the US.

“We are saddened by his loss, but he died peacefully. His last rites will be performed later in the day,” his son-in-law said.

Deb said Manna Dey’s body will be kept for public homage at Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bangalore.

Born in Kolkata in 1919, Dey, winner of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award was residing in Bangalore after spending more than fifty years in Mumbai.

Having recorded more than 3,500 songs in a number of languages including Hindi and Bengali, he had cast a spell on generations of listeners with his romantic ballads, intricate raga-based songs, Qawwalis and fast-paced modern numbers, lending his voice to a number of Hindi and Bengali film stars.

His popular tracks include Poocho Na Kaise Maine (Meri Surat Teri Aankhen), Ae Meri Zohra Jabeen (Waqt), Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli(Anand), Yeh Dosti (Sholay) and Ek Chatur Naar (Padosan) and Laga Chunari Mein Daag (Dil Hi Toh Hai) among others.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments

TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on indianexpress.com are those of the comment writer’s alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.com reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.

Top
error: Content is protected !!