Legendary Indian singer Manna Dey died on the wee hours of Thursday (October 23) in Bangalore. He was 94 and survived by two daughters.
After a prolonged illness, Manna Dey breathed his last at a private hospital in Bangalore. "Dey breathed his last around 4 am. After his condition suddenly deteriorated in the wee hours though he was on a ventilator," KS Vasuki, spokesman of Narayana Hrudayalaya, told IANS.
Manna Dey was suffering from old-age diseases and left behind two daughters Rama and Sumita.
"Dey's eldest daughter (Rama) was at his bedside after we alerted her father's deteriorating condition," Vasuki said. The other daughter Sumita lives in the US, sources close to the family have said. His wife Sulochana passed away due to cancer last year.
Manna Dey was hospitalised in July after he suffered lung infection. He was undergoing treatment for respiratory disease.
He was born in 1919 and crooned in major languages of India like Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Assamese, Marathi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Punjabi and Bhojpuri.
Some of his popular songs were: 'Ek chatur naar' from Padosan, 'Zindagi kaise hai paheli' from Anand, 'Ae meri zohrajabeen' from Waqt and 'Yaari hai imaan mera' from Zanjeer.
We at Oneindia offer our heart felt condolences to his bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.