Friday, October 25, 2013

Manna Dey….



Prabodh Chandra Dey (1 May 1919 − 24 October 2013), known by his stage name Manna Dey, was an Indian playback singer. He debuted in the film Tamanna in 1942, and went on to record more than 4000 songs during 1942-2013. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1971, the Padma Bhushan in 2005 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2007.

He sang mainly in Hindi and Bengali; he also recorded songs in several other Indian languages. His peak period in Hindi playback singing is from 1953-1976.

Out of his  many memorable songs, Madhushala was one of the best of them…Ae Mere Pyare watan song from film Kabuliwala touched everyone !!

Madhushala by Manna Dey