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Manna Dey Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 1, 2019

Short Biography

Manna Dey was born on 01-05-1919 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He was an Indian Playback Singer, Singer, Autobiographer, Memoirist & Musician who known for his work in Bengali and Hindi Cinemas.

Other Name: Prabodh Chandra Dey
Other Professions: Singer Autobiographer Memoirist Musician
Appearance: Bengali Bollywood

Manna Dey Complete Bio & Career

Manna Dey was arguably one of the best singers that India had. He in his illustrious career has sung numerous songs and shared the limelight with some of the legendary singers like Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, etc.
Manna Dey attended Scottish Church Collegiate School. After completion of his schooling from there, he went to Scottish Church College. He obtained his graduate degree from Vidyasagar College. During his school and college days, he showed a keen interest in sports and excelled in sports events like wrestling and boxing.
He showed his liking towards singing in early days of school. He used to beat tables and the whole class used to get entertain through his act. To enhance his talent, he started receiving proper training in music from his uncle Krishna Chandra Dey. He also took training from Ustad Dabir Khan. He started participating in various singing competetions during college days and stood first in all three years in the inter-college singing competetion.After the compeltion of his studies, he started working as an assistant music director under verteran music director S.D. Burman in the year 1942. After gaining experience assisting various music directors, he eventually decided to work independently. 
His singing career started with the movie titled Tamanna in 1943. It was his uncle, Krishna Chandra Dey who composed this films musical score and he paired up with veteran Suraiya for this amazing duet. The entire nation loved this song and Manna Dey became a household name. He never looked back since his debut and was arguably one of the biggest singers that India ever produced.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1971 Arts
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2005 Arts
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Indian Cinema Award 2007 Bengali Film Industry

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Manna Dey died on 24-10-2013 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. He was suffering from a chest infection which results in other complications and he died at age of 94.

DEATHDAY 24 October,2013 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Bengaluru, Karnataka

Manna Dey Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Purna Chandra Dey and Mahamaya Dey. He had a brother named Pranab Dey. He married to Sulochana Kumaran in 1953. The couple together had 2 daughters named Shuroma Dey and Sumita Dey.

Life's Important Dates Of Manna Dey

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Indu Babur Pathshala, Kolkata
Scottish Church Collegiate School, Kolkata
College Scottish Church College, Kolkata
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Collecting Watches and Driving
Marital Status Married
Debut Song - "Jago Aayee Usha Ponchi Boley Jago" (1943)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website www.mannadey.in
Best Songs Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli, Tu Pyar Ka Sagar Hai, Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi, and Pyar Hua Iqrar Hua among various others


Car Collections BMW


Favorite Sport Wrestling
Favorite Accessories Watches and Perfumes

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Manna Dey

  • The great Mohammed Rafi once commented that though people listen to his songs, he himself hears only Manna Dey's songs.
  • In his illustrious career, he has sung over 3500 songs in as many as 18 languages.
  • He learned wrestling from Gobor Guha during his college days.
  • He used to mimic Raj Kapoor.
  • He was a chain smoker.

Manna Dey Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Manna Dey was 94 years 5 months & 23 days old age.