Musical tribute: Top 10 evergreen songs of Manna Dey

Updated: 24 October, 2020 08:43 IST
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ek Chatur Naar

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

  • Yeh Dosti

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jhanak Jhanak Tori Paaje Payaliya

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

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

First Published: 01 May, 2019 13:00 IST