Today is the death anniversary of Manna Dey, awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Manna Dey used to be the voice of superstar in films from Raj Kapoor to Rajendra Kumar, Ashok Kumar. But he was crazy about which superstar himself, let’s know-

Range was elevated Manna Dey started playing back in Hindi films at a time when Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Mukesh were already dominant. There was no problem in making Manna Dey her place, because her voice range was very high. Rafi Saheb used to say that ‘Of course I will have thousands of fans in the country and abroad, but I am only a fan of Manna Dey. What is there in his voice, the range that is there, it is not in anyone.

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At the same time, Manna Dey liked Rajesh Khanna, he used to say that when Rajesh Khanna lip syncs on my songs, it seems like he is singing himself. The expressions on his face make my songs successful. Anand sang his song ‘Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli Hi, Kabhi Yeh Hansa Kabhi Yeh Rulaaye’ in the film, this was also a song that he loved on Rajesh Khanna. Anand film, along with Manna Dey, gave Rajesh Khanna a new height in his career.

Real Name Some and Manna Dey, who has sung more than four thousand film songs, was Prabodh Chandra Dey. His household name was Manna. When he came to Mumbai to become a playback singer, he started singing songs with the same name. In his school days, he was famous not for singing, but for some other skill. This skill was to imitate others. Especially your teachers. All his friends of this art were crazy. And often ask them to imitate the teachers. Once the music teacher saw him doing this. He praised this skill of Manna Dey and also said that your voice is so good. Why don’t you use it to sing songs?

Both Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey , Kishore Kumar’s friends, were Bengali. Kishore Kumar would often drag his legs. But he considered them very much. Both of them sang together two songs for a Sholay Ye Dosti Hum won’t leave, and a clever Nar Badshiar of the neighborhood became very popular.

 

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