Manna Dey, legendary playback singer, passed away
>> Legendary playback singer Manna Dey died at a city hospital in Bangalore early on Thursday morning, after prolonged illness.
>> Dey, 94, who was admitted to Narayana Hrudayalaya five months ago for respiratory problems, died of cardiac arrest at 3.50am, a senior doctor at the hospital said.
>> In 2007 he was given the Dadasaheb Phalke Award from Government of India.
>> He had given several hits songs during his several decades long career which include 'Puchho na kaise maine rain bitayee', 'Ay mere pyare watan, ay mere bichhade chaman' and 'Laga chunari main daag', to name a few.
>> Born in the year 1919, he sang many songs in different languages like Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi and Bhojpuri