Legendary singer Manna Dey passes away
Bengaluru: Legendary singer Manna Dey passed away at 3.50 this morning at Bengaluru. He was 94 and ailing for some time. He was admitted to a local hospital following respiratory ailment and renal failure. He was on ventilator support for some time.
His body would be kept for public viewing at Ravindra Kala Kshetra. Dey had settled down in Bengaluru with his daughter.
Earlier, when he was ill, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had paid a visit.
The talented musician had sung many songs in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Assamese films. He has also sung songs in Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Magahdh, Punjabi, Maithilee, Konkani, Sindhri and Chattisgarghi.
Manna Dey made his debut as a playback singer in the film Tamanna in 1942. He has recorded more than 4000 songs from 1942-2013. His singing career during 1953-1976 is considered as his golden period.
The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1971, the Padma Bhushan in 2005 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2007.