Musical tribute: Top 10 evergreen songs of Manna Dey

Updated: Apr 30, 2020, 16:29
  • Ae Meri Zohra Jabeen

    Ae Meri Zohra Jabeen: This masterpiece from Waqt was gone on to become a naughty expression of love among elderly couples.

    1/10
  • Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli

    Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli: Another gem from Manna Dey, the song from Anand picturised on Rajesh Khanna is as memorable as the film.

    2/10
  • Ae Mere Pyaare Watan

    Ae Mere Pyaare Watan: The singer brought tears to the eyes with his soulful rendition of this patriotic number in Kabuliwala.

    3/10
  • Ek Chatur Naar

    Ek Chatur Naar: The combination of Kishore Kumar and Dey in the legendary comedy Padosan is a laugh riot.

    4/10
  • Yeh Dosti

    Yeh Dosti: Decades after the release of Sholay, the song remains the best ode to friendship that Bollywood has had to offer.

    5/10
  • Tu Pyaar Ka Saagar Hai

    Tu Pyaar Ka Saagar Hai: A spiritual number from Seema, the song is noted for the meaningful lyrics by Shailendra apart from Dey's mellifluous rendition.

    6/10
  • Poocho Na Kaise Maine

    Poocho Na Kaise Maine: The song from the film Meri Surat Teri Aankhen was composed by SD Burman. Rendered beautifully by Dey, the tune is inspired by a famous bhajan written by Kazi Nazrul Islam, Aruno Kanti.

    7/10
  • Laga Chunari Mein Daag

    Laga Chunari Mein Daag: One of the best semi-classic Bollywood numbers from the film Dil Hi Toh Hai, Sahir Ludhianvi wrote the lyrics of this song while Roshan was the music director.

    8/10
  • Ye Raat Bhigi Bhigi

    Ye Raat Bhigi Bhigi: The romantic number from Chori Chori picturised on Raj Kapoor and Nargis remains among the more popular duets by Dey and Lata Mangeshkar.

    9/10
  • Jhanak Jhanak Tori Paaje Payaliya

    Jhanak Jhanak Tori Paaje Payaliya: The classical gem is from Mere Huzoor with mesmerising music from Shankar Jaikishan.

    10/10
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On Manna Dey's birth anniversary, we look back at his top 10 evergreen songs which will regale generations to come