12 things you may not know about legendary singer Manna Dey

Updated: May 01, 2019, 13:18 IST
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    During his school days, Manna Dey was famous for the pranks he used to mastermind. It was during his school days when he realised his passion for singing.

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    Manna Dey's birth name is Prabodh Chandra Dey

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    Apart from Hindi, he did playback singing in Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Assamese films

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    He also sung songs in Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Magahdh and Punjabi among other languages

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    Dey made his debut as a playback singer in a 1942 film titled Tamanna

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    He recorded more than 4000 songs during an illustrious career

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    The legendary singer was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1971, the Padma Bhushan in 2005 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2007

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    Dey married Sulochana Kumaran from Kerala in 1953. Sulochana died in Bangalore in January 2012. She had been suffering from cancer

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    Having spent more than 50 years in Mumbai, Dey shifted to Bangalore, where he spent his last days

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    Dey's Bengali autobiography, Jiboner Jalsaghorey was published in 2005. The book has been translated in English (Memories Come Alive), Hindi (Yaden Jee Uthi) and Marathi (Jiboner Jalsaghorey)

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    Jibaner Jalsaghore, a documentary on Dey's life, was released in 2008

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    Dey even lent his voice for Madhushala composed by Late Harivansh Rai Bachchan

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On Manna Dey's birth anniversary, we bring you a collection of interesting facts from his life and times

 

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