On Manna Dey’s birthday, here’s a look at some of his classic songs.
Manna Dey Birthday: Prabodh Chandra Dey, known by his stage name Manna Dey, was an internationally renowned singer, music manager and musician.
BIRTHDAY OF MANNA DEY: May 1, 2023 marks the 104th birthday of Indian musical genius Manna Dey. Prabodh Chandra Dey, known by his stage name Manna Dey, was an internationally renowned singer, music manager and musician. As a classical singer, he belonged to Bhendibazaar Gharana and trained under Ustad Aman Ali Khan. Let’s take a look at some of Manna Dey’s classic hit songs:
Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi
Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi is a song from the 1956 film Chori Chori starring Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Gope, Pran, Bhagwan, Johnny Walker, David and Raj Mehra. The romantic melody is sung by Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar and written by Shailendra. The music for the song is composed by the duo Shankar-Jaikishan.
Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge
A classic anthem for friendship sung by Manna and Kishore Kumar, Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge is part of the 1975 cult classic Sholay. The song is featured on Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra. Written by Anand Bakshi, the music for Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge was composed by RD Burman.
Ek Chatur Naar Badi Hoshiyaar
This fun and classic song is another example of Manna’s versatility as a singer able to get into the skin of her characters. The song, pictured on Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu and Mehmood, is sung by Kishore and Manna as they engage in a singing face-off. The song is composed by RD Burman and the lyrics are written by Rajendra Krishan.
Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli
Another classic hit and slice of life from an equally memorable film Anand released in 1971. The song is featured on Rajesh Khanna and sung by Manna Dey. The philosophical song is composed by Salil Chowdhary and written by Yogesh. Anand was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and also starred Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo and Seema Deo. https://youtu.be/8WHxCww2gUk
Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua Hai
This hit song from the 1955 film Shree 420 starring Raj Kapoor, Nargis and Nadira is sung by Manna and Lata ji. One of the singer’s most popular songs is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. The song is depicted in a black and white film starring the lead pair of Raj and Nargis. https://youtu.be/oXLzfldeDcM
Besides these songs, Manna Dey’s discography includes many other hits.
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