Legendary and versatile singer Manna Dey died on October 24 at the age of 94. He was one of those rare singers who sang in a number of languages– Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Magadh, Punjabi, Maithilee, Konkani, Sindhi and Chhattisgarhi. Dey’s career as a playback singer started with the movie Tamanna in the year 1943. He has sung over 3,500 songs. He has sung with singers of every generation in Indian films from 1940-2005. He has worked with more than 102 music directors in Hindi film industry. Manna Dey ruled the playback music scene from the 1950s to the 1970s. His long career saw him win several awards for his contribution to music, including state honours like the Padma Shri in 1971 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2005. He was also given the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2007. Some of us were lucky to hear his melodious voice at the Bell Performing Centre, Surrey in 2004.
A group of local artists in collaboration with Naad Foundation have arranged a musical evening in the memory of Shree Manna Deyji.
When: Saturday 30th November at 5:00 pm (sharp)
Where: Naad Center for performing and visual arts
Unit No: 109, 12414- 82 Ave, Surrey BC.
Organized by: Local artists and Naad Foundation.
For information please contact: Amarjeet Singh at 778-883-2627
Harmesh Sidher at 604-589-2127
Swarn Dhaliwal at 604-813-1342
This is a FREE event however your donations are always greatly appreciated. Bring your friends and family, and pay tribute to one of the greatest singer of century. Anyone interested to sing and participate can arrange with the organizers.