Prabodh Chandra Dey

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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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