The nation woke up with an utter shock, after the news broke out that the legendary singer Manna Dey passed away in the wee hours of the morning (October 23) in Bangalore. Reportedly, the 94-year-old Dey, who was suffering from a prolonged illness, breathed his last at Bangalore's Narayana Hrudayalaya.
As per the media reports, Manna Dey was admitted to the hospital with chest infection on Wednesday (October 23). Dey is survived by his daughters Suroma and Sumita. Reportedly, his daughter Shumita Deb and his son-in-law Jnanranjan Deb were by his bedside during his death. "We are saddened by his loss, but he died peacefully. His last rites will be performed later in the day," Dey's son-in-law said.
The legendary singer 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.
Go through the slider to see some rare and unseen pictures of Manna Dey:
Manna Dey At A Restaurant
Manna Dey with other singers at Bhojohori Manna bengali restaurant.
Dey with Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar.
Dey At Event
Dey with other artists during a musical event.
Manna Dey was born in Kolkata on 1 May 1919.
Manna Dey's Guru
Manna Dey took music lessons from Krishna Chandra Dey and Ustad Dabir Khan.
Manna Dey ruled the playback music scene from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Dey and Mohammad Rafi had sung several duets together.
Singer Manna Dey
One of the greatest playback singers in Indian cinema, Manna De sang in many Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Malayalam, Punjabi, Kannada and Bhojpuri.
Some of Dey's memorable songs were 'Puchho na kaise', 'Aye meri zoharajabi' and 'Laga chunri mein daag'.
Manna Dey Honoured
The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1971, the Padma Bhushan in 2005 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2007.