Manna dey

Manna Dey: Passing away of a legend

By akb287
  • Birth of a legend

    Birth of a legend
    Born Prabodh Chandra Dey to Mahamaya and Purna Chandra Dey. Went on to attend Scottish Church Collegiate School and Scottish Church College. Graduated from Vidyasagar College.
  • Arrival at Bombay

    Arrival at Bombay
    Dey accompanied Krishna Chandra Dey on a visit to Bombay. There he started working as an assistant music director first under Krishna Chandra Dey, and then under Sachin Dev Burman. Later, he assisted other music composers and then started to work independently. While working independently as a music director for various Hindi movies, Manna Dey continued to take musical lessons in Hindustani classical music from Ustad Aman Ali Khan and Ustad Abdul Rahman Khan.
  • Playback singing debut

    Started his career in playback singing with the movie Tamanna, in 1942. The musical score was by Krishna Chandra Dey and Manna sang a duet named "Jago Aayee Usha Ponchi Boley Jago" with Suraiya which was an instant hit.
  • Marriage: Establishing a family

    Marriage: Establishing a family
    Manna Dey married Sulochana Kumaran from Kerala, they have two daughters: Shuroma, born on 19 October 1956 and Sumita, born on 20 June 1958. Sulochana died in Bengaluru on 18 January 2012.
  • First recognition for merit.

    First recognition for merit.
    Dey won his first National Film Award for best male playback singer for Hindi film Mere Huzur
  • Its Raining Accolades

    Its Raining Accolades
    Dey won the National Film Award for best male playback singer for Bengali film Nishi Padma and Hindi film Mera Naam Joker. Was also awarded the Padma Bhushan that year.
  • Gradual Withdrawal

    Gradual Withdrawal
    Since 1992, Dey withdrew himself from Hindi film music citing lack of good quality music and bad picturisation. But he continued to sing in Bengali movies, bhajans and gazals in different languages and concentrated on giving live performances from 1992-2012 .
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    Final round of accolades

    Manna Da recieved some of the highest honours in the industry and the country during this period, with the likes of Padma Bhushan (2005), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2007) and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (2011) elevating Dey to the status of a legend in the field of music.
  • Final Goodbye

    He died of a cardiac arrest at 3:45 on 24 October at Narayana Hrudayalaya.His death elicited reactions from the entertainment, political and sporting fields in the country. These included Twitter postings from entertainers Amitabh Bachchan, Mahesh Bhatt, Shabana Azmi, Manoj Bajpayee, Kunal Kohli and fellow Bengalis Shreya Ghoshal and Parambharta Chatterjee; sport personality Harsha Bhogle; and politicians Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj and Naveen Jindaal.Others were: his daughter, Shumita Deb, Man