Bangladesh mourns demise of Manna Dey

Dhaka: Bangladesh today condoled the death of legendary singer Manna Dey, whose versatile voice charmed generations of listeners across boundaries in the Indian subcontinent.

Dey, 94, died early this morning in a Bangalore hospital after a prolonged illness.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a message, said Dey would remain alive forever among music-loving people of the subcontinent.

People will never forget his extraordinary melodious voice and unique style, she said.

Hasina prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed her profound sympathy to his family on behalf of the government and people of Bangladesh.

In a separate message, President Abdul Hamid expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Dey. He said Dey would remain alive in the hearts of music lovers of the subcontinent.

Dey, who was born in Kolkata, recorded numerous albums in Bengali, his mother tounge. Some of his popular Bengali songs are ‘Coffee House Er Shei Addata’, ‘Abar Hobeto Dekha’, ‘Ami Niralay Boshe’ and ‘Ami Tar Thikana Rakhini’.