Legendary singer Manna Dey recently passed away in a Banglore hospital early this morning, on October 24. He was 94-year-old and was said to be as one of the Indian cinema's golden voices.
Manna Dey was often admitted to the hospital since last few months, where he was also on Dialysis previous month. The late singer was again admitted to ICU yesterday (Oct 23) for the treatment of his respiratory illness and renal failure.
Born as 'Prabodh Chandra Dey' in 1919, but quite recognized by his nickname Manna, he sang in many Indian languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Punjabi and Bhojpuri.
Among Manna Dey's best loved Hindi 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. Manna Dey received the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards.
May the soul of versatile, veteran and legendary singer of Indian Cinema be rest in peace!