Manna Dey - Indian cinema's legendary golden voice that inspired the music world for decades sang its last song at a Bangalore hospital today at the age of 94. Manna Dey was on ICU since yesterday for respiratory illness and renal failure. He has been in and out of hospital and from September was in dialysis.
Born Prabodh Chandra Dey in 1919 and known by his nickname Manna, he sang in many Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Punjabi and Bhojpuri.
Manna Dey received the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards.
He is survived by his daughters Shuroma and Sumita. His wife, Sulochana, died of cancer last year.
Manna Dey may not be with us physically but his golden voiced memory will always inspire and haunt us with gems like Laga Chunri mein Daag, Zindagi Kaisi hai Paheli, Mere Pyaare Watan, Meri Zohra Zabeen, Dil Ka Haal Sune Dilwala, Ae Bhai Zara dekh ke Chalo, Ek Chatur Naar and many..
We at indiaglitz pray for eternal peace for the departed soul.