Down the memory lane – MON MATANO MANNA – 8 Webisodes

Down the memory lane – MON MATANO MANNA – 8 Webisodes

Down the memory lane – MON MATANO MANNA – 8 Webisodes

This is an ode to the legendary singer Manna Dey by Dr. RajatSubhro Banerjee who is an anaesthetist by profession and a passionate singer trying his best to continue the legacy of Padmabhushan Manna Dey. The webisodes we share here are being directed by Mr. Abhishek Ganguli, under ‘Unplugged Ullash’, an initiative of Learning Systems.

Manna Dey – A Brief Account:

Prabodh Chandra Dey (1 May 1919 − 24 October 2013), known by his stage name Manna Dey, was an Indian playback singer. He debuted in the film Tamanna in 1942. After the song “Upar Gagan Bishal” composed by S D Burman he saw success and went on to record more than 4,000 songs till 2013. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1971, the Padma Bhushan in 2005 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2007.

Dey sang in all the major regional Indian languages, though primarily in Hindi and Bengali. His peak period in Hindi playback singing was from 1953 to 1976. Manna Dey established his verstality between 1948 to 1954 by singing not only the classical based film songs but also singing such film songs which were fusion of Indian classical music and pop music and by giving classical music concerts. His experimentation with western music too produced many unforgettable melodies resulting in an increase in singing offers in films from 1955. He began singing ghazals in Hindi films from 1953. He became a music composer in Hindi films when he composed music along with Khemchand Prakash for both Shri Ganesh Janma (1951) and Vishwamitra (1952).

Accolades and awards

Manna Dey was bestowed with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.

The following is the list of Manna Dey’s other awards:

Source Wikipedia

Webisode I

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