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Dr Manmohan Singh: Manna Dey's legacy will live on through the many songs he sang

Press Trust Of India   | October 24, 2013 14:16 IST (New Delhi)
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that he was deeply saddened to hear about the news of Manna Dey's death

Describing Manna Dey as the "king of melody", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the music world has lost one of its most talented artistes in the legendary singer's death.

Describing Manna Dey as the "king of melody", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the music world has lost one of its most talented artistes in the legendary singer's death.

"I am deeply saddened to hear of the demise of the King of Melody, Manna Dey. An accomplished singer with a unique voice, he was multi-talented and excelled in Rabindra Sangeet and various other forms of popular music," he said in his condolence message.

Singh said in his death, the music world has lost one of its most talented artistes. "Dey's legacy will, however, live on through the many songs he sang. I share his family's grief," the Prime Minister said.

Dey, 94, died at a Bangalore hospital after prolonged illness.
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