The top 10 songs of Manna Dey you must listen to
Here are some of Manna Dey's greatest hits.
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, Malayalam, Kannada, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Magadh, Punjabi, Maithilee, Konkani, Sindhi and Chhattisgarhi.
Dey’s career as a playback singer started with the movie Tamanna in the year 1943. He has sung over 3,500 songs. He has sung with singers of every generation in Indian films from 1940-2005. He has worked with more than 102 music directors in Hindi film industry from working with Krishna Chandra Dey in Tamanna in 1942 to music composer Shamir Tandon in 2006.
Manna Dey ruled the playback music scene from the 1950s to the 1970s. Here are some of his greatest hits.
Laga Chunri mein daag (Dil hi to hai, 1963):
Ae Mere Pyaare Watan (Kabuliwala, 1961)
Coffee House Er Shei Addata (Bengali Album)
Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli Haai (Anand, 1970)
Ek Chatur Naar (Padosan, 1968)
Kajol Lota Tumare Nam (Assamese)
Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo, (Mera Naam Joker, 1970)
Hoito tomari jonno (Teen Bhuboner Pare,1969)
Poochho Na Kaise Maine Rain Bitai (Meri Surat Teri Ankhen, 1963)
Aye meri Zohra Jabeen (Waqt, 1965)
Dil Chahta Hai or Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, I don’t care. As long as someone is making a film casting this trinity in the lead (Zoya Akhtar, are you listening?), I’m watching. With my girlfriends, of course.
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