Prabodh Chandra Dey
Born: 1 May 1919
Died: 24 October 2013
- He known by his stage name Manna Dey, an Internationally acclaimed Indian playback singer.
- He is considered one of the most versatile and celebrated vocalists of the Hindi film industry.
- He was one of the playback singers credited with the success of Indian classical music in Hindi commercial movies.
- He debuted in the film Tamanna in 1942.
- After the song “Upar Gagan Bishal” composed by S D Burman he saw success and went on to record more than 4,000 songs till 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 in all the major regional Indian languages, though primarily in Hindi and Bengali.
- He also sang in Bhojpuri, Magadhi, Maithili, Punjabi, Assamese, Odia, Konkani, Sindhi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, and Nepali.
- His peak period in Hindi playback singing was from 1953 to 1976.
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