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Music legend Manna Dey passes away

Zee Media Bureau/Resham Sengar

Celebrated singer Manna Dey breathed his last on Thursday at 3 am at a hospital in Bangalore. He was being treated for respiratory illness and renal failure. He was 94.

Of his kin and relatives, Dey`s daughter and son-in-law were present at the time of his death. "Manna Dey who was under treatment for the last four months breathed his last around 4 a.m.," K.S.Vasuki, spokesman of Narayana Hrudayalaya, said to the reporters.

According to press reports, the veteran singer`s dead body will be kept for public viewing so that people could come and pay tributes at Bangalore`s Ravindra Kala Shetra from 10 am to 12 pm, followed by his funeral.

Manna Dey flagged off his playback singing career in 1943 with the film `Tamanna` and recorded more than 4000 songs during 1942-2013.

(With agency inputs)

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