Legendary Singer Manna Dey, who had crooned evergreen tracks 'Jayathe jayathe jayathe sathyameva jayathe' and 'Kuhu kuhu yenutha haaduva kogile', passed away on the wee hours of Thursday (Oct 24), in Bangalore. He is survived by two daughters.
The 94-years-old singer, who was based out of West Bengal, had settled down in Bangalore from many years. He was staying with his daughter Shumita Deb in Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore East. Manna Dey was admitted to Narayan Hrudayalaya, Hosur Road. He was suffering from respiratory ailment and renal failure, for which he was kept in ventilator support for some time.
It is reported that his body would be kept for public viewing at Ravindra Kala Kshetra. The eminent personalities of Sandalwood and other politicians are likely to take part in the funeral of the legendary singer.
Manna Dey, who made his debut as a playback singer in the film Tamanna in 1942, has crooned for more than 4,000 songs in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada and Assamese. He has also sung few songs in Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Magahdh, Punjabi, Maithilee, Konkani, Sindhri and Chhattisgarhi. His singing career during 1953-1976 is considered as his golden period.
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