Bangalore: Legendary playback singer Manna Dey passed away early this morning at Narayana Hridayalaya here after a prolonged illness. He was 94.
Manna Dey was popular in Bollywood for his classic themed songs. People venerated him not only for his musical bearing but because he epitomizes a wonderful combination of melody and poetry. His stance in Indian music vindicates the axiom – the art outlives the artist.
Born on 1st of May 1919, Manna Dey was christened by his parents as Probodh Chandra Dey.