Manna Dey, legendary playback singer, passes away

    BANGALORE (TIP): Legendary playback singer Manna Dey died at a city hospital early on October 23 morning, after prolonged illness. Dey, 94, who was admitted to Narayana Hrudayalaya five months ago for respiratory problems, died of cardiac arrest at 3.50am, a senior doctor at the hospital said. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner singer had given several hits songs during his several decades long career which include ‘Puchho na kaise maine rain bitayee’, ‘Ay mere pyare watan, ay mere bichhade chaman’ and ‘Laga chunari main daag’, to name a few. His daughter Shumita Deb and his sonin- law Jnanranjan Deb were by his bedside when the end came, his family said. Dey is survived by two daughters, one of whom is based in the US. “We are saddened by his loss, but he died peacefully. His last rites will be performed later in the day,” his son-inlaw said.

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