Manna Dey

July 2010

Manna Dey – Part 4

By |July 4th, 2010|

Manna Dey’s unique style and his sincere, humane personality won him admirers and devotees. The late Kavi Pradeep, whose ‘Upar gagan vishaal’ Manna Da sang, says ‘I’m a great fan of Manna Da’s style. He pronounces words with great care and sensitivity. He’s also […]

Manna Dey – Part 3

By |July 4th, 2010|

It was the astute S.D. Burman, who discovered the comic side to Manna Da’s singing, enabling him to perhaps, atleast crack the limitations of the classical tag. In the 60’s, for Ziddi, Burman Da made Manna Dey sing the hugely popular and uproariously funny […]

Manna Dey – Part 2

By |July 4th, 2010|

Other equally talented and deserving artistes of his time, made successful collaborations with either directors, music composers, or matinee idols, which gave impetus to their careers. The Lata Mangeshkar – Madan Mohan combine, the Rafi – Naushad collaboration, the Mukesh – Raj Kapoor unity, […]

Manna Dey – Part 1

By |July 4th, 2010|

At one point in time in the Golden Age of film music, composers could only think of one name, to render complex, classical based tunes – Manna Dey. Only he stood for classical erudition, only his voice could manoeuvre complicated murkis and gamaks. Only […]

November 2009

Manna Dey

By |November 8th, 2009|

From classical numbers and qawwalis to romantic duets and fast-paced songs, singer Manna Dey has employed his deep voice to create a range of memorable melodies. He was born as Prabodh Chandra Dey in Calcutta; the name “Manna” was given to him by his […]