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Manna Dey


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Prabodh Chandra Dey (1 May 1919 − 24 October 2013), known by his stage name Manna Dey, was an Indian playback singer. He is considered one of the most versatile and celebrated vocalists of the Hindi film industry.[2][3][4] He was one of the playback singers credited with the success of Indian classical music in Hindi commercial movies.[5] 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 Indiahonoured him with the Padma Shri in 1971, the Padma Bhushan in 2005[6] and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2007.[7]

Dey sang in all the major regional Indian languages, though primarily in Hindiand Bengali. His peak period in Hindi playback singing was from 1953 to 1976.

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