Legendary singer Manna Dey no more: India's reaction on Twitter
Prabodh Chandra De, better known as Manna Dey, one of Bollywood’s best-loved voices, died in Bangalore after a prolonged illness today. The voice behind some of Bollywood’s greatest hits was 94.
Born as Prabodh Chandra Dey on 1 May, 1919, and later nicknamed Manna Dey, he was one of those rare singers who sang in a number of languages– Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayali, Kannada, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Magadh, Punjabi, Maithilee, Konkani, Sindhi and Chhattisgarhi.
Here are some reactions that have been pouring in
Manish Tewari: This is a tragedy. A generation grew up on his music. Manna Dey gave a voice to the dreams of milllions of Indians.
Amitabh Bachchan: Manna Dey, stalwart of the music world, passes away. Flooded with memories and his songs. In particular his rendition of Madhushala.
Shumita Deb, Manna Dey's daughter: You will never get another Manna Dey, the music lovers would know it.
Sushma Swaraj, BJP: My respectful homage to the memory of the great singer Manna Dey
Rajnath Singh, BJP: Manna Dey gave his voice to some of the best compositions of Hindi films music. His death has left a big void in Indian music.
Shabana Azmi: Manna Dey had a unique voice. He will live on through his songs Ai Meri Zohra Jabeen/ dil ka haal suney dilwala/ poocho na kaise maine RIP
Manoj Bajpayee: Manna Dey is no more! a great singer! lets pray for him! my condolences to his family! his music will live for 1000 years. RIP
Narendra Modi: In Manna Dey, we have lost a legendary singer. His immortal voice will remain with us forever. May his soul rest in peace.
Chinmoy Roy, actor: Feel very sad, cannot express my feelings, he has been a great singer
Pritish Nandy: Even when you know someone will soon go, when he actually does it breaks your heart. #MannaDey RIP.
Updated Date: Oct 24, 2013 10:08 AM