Manna Dey

Golden voice falls silent

Print edition : November 15, 2013

Manna Dey and his wife with the scroll and the medal of Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the 55th National Film Awards 2007 in New Delhi in October 2009. Photo: R_V_Moorthy

Manna Dey in his prime. Though Dey bowed out of playback singing in 1992, he continued to give live performances until 2012. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Considered one of the greatest singers in the country, Manna Dey (1919–2013) represented what is widely known as the ‘golden period’ of popular music and cinema.
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