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Manna Dey

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  • Years Active: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s


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Manna Dey (born: Prabodhchandria Dey) is one of India's most influential vocalists. The nephew of singer and star of India's New Theater, K. C. Dey, Dey has successfully balanced fast tunes, romantic ballads and solemn hymns. Although his deep voice prevented him from securing lead roles in theatrical performances, Bey has proven himself an extremely eclectic vocalist. Dey grew up singing Baul songs, Rabindra-sangeet and Khayyal. A graduate of Vidyasagar College in Calcutta, Dey elected to devote his attentions to singing rather accepting a career as an attorney.