Legendary singer Manna Dey no more: India's reaction on Twitter

FP Staff

October 24, 2013 10:08:16 IST

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.

Photo from website: mannadey.in

Photo from website: mannadey.in

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