Manna Dey's Birth Anniversary
Today is Manna Dey’s birth anniversary! He was an Indian playback singer. Apart from singing, he also played a role in the film Tamanna in 1942. He went on to record more than 4000 songs from 1942 to 2013. The Government of India even honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1971, the Padma Bhushan in 2005 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2007.
Dey was born to Mahamaya and Purna Chandra Dey on 1 May 1919. Besides his parents, his youngest paternal uncle, Sangeetacharya Krishna Chandra Dey highly inspired and influenced him. He received his early education in Indu Babur Pathshala, a small pre-primary school.
He started doing stage shows in school. He attended Scottish Church Collegiate School and Scottish Church College. He participated in sports events like wrestling and boxing in his college days, taking training from Gobar Guha. He graduated from Vidyasagar College.
Dey also sang in all the major regional Indian languages, though primarily in Hindi and Bengali. His peak period in Hindi playback singing is from 1953 to 1976.
Here are the top 5 songs by Manna Dey-
• Kya Mar Sakegi
• Kal Ka Paiya
• Aao Twist Karein
• Yeh Ishq Ishq
• Mehfil Main Aye Ho