Great singer who had mesmerized Indians for more than seven decades have passed away at the age of 93 after prolonged illness. He was being treated for respiratory illness in Bangalore died at 3.50 a m.He has recorded more than 4000 songs from 1942-2013 sung in all regional languages . The song in classic malayalam movie chemeen “Manasa Maiyne Varu …” is best known to malayalis. Dev’s body will be kept for the public to pay last respect and homage from 10am to 12 noon. The last rites will be performed in Bangalore.
Manna dey was born in 1919 in Bengal .He debuted as a play back singer in movie Tamanna in 1942.His career lasted more than seven decades sung more than 4000 songs from 1942-2013. His singing career during 1953-1976 is considered as his golden period. He was honoured with Padma shri in 1971, the Padma Bhushan in 2005 and Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2007.