Manna Dey Passes Away

Singer Manna Dey passed away after a prolonged illness in a Bangalore hospital on October 24. He was 94. Born in Kolkata in May 1919 as Prabodh Chandra Dey, he had trained to be a wrestler as a college student, but struggled with the sport owing to worsening eyesight. 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), ‘Ek Chatur Naar’ (Padosan), ‘Laga Chunari Main Daag’ (Dil Hi To Hai), Na To Karvan Ki Talash Hai’ (Barsaat Ki Raat), ‘Aaja Sanam Madhur Chandani Mein Hum’ and ‘Ye Raat Bhigi Bhigi’ (Chori Chori), ‘Dil Ka Haal Sune Dilwala’ (Shree 420), ‘Jhanak Jhanak Tori Paaje Payaliya’ (Mere Huzoor), ‘Tu Pyaar Ka Saagar Hai’ (Seema) and ‘Chunari Sambhal Gori Udi Chali Jaye Re’ (Baharon Ke Sapne)

He was the recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke award.

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