After President Pranab Mukherjee, Congress president Sonia Gandhi condoles Manna Dey’s death!

Thu, October 24, 2013 6:56pm UTC by Add first Comment

Earlier in the day the President had condoled the death of legendary singer

Sonia Gandhi anguished over Manna Dey‘s death. Congress president Sonia Gandhi today expressed deep anguish on the death of legendary singer Manna Dey, saying India has lost a genius.  Gandhi, in a statement here, said that in the passing away of Manna Dey, the nation has lost a veteran playback singer, a versatile artist of extraordinary ability, and a creative genius who mesmerised listeners with his enchanting voice.  “He will always be remembered and will continue to enthrall music lovers forever,” she said.

President Pranab Mukherjee too in a condolence message to the singer’s daughter Sumita Deb, the president said: “In the passing away of Shri Manna Dey, the nation has lost a veteran playback singer, a versatile artist of extraordinary ability, and a creative genius who mesmerised listeners with his enchanting voice. The unique style of singing of this multi-talented singer shall always be remembered. The melodious songs sung in several languages that he has left behind will continue to enthrall music lovers forever,” he said.

Manna Dey died after a prolonged illness in the early hours this morning at Narayan Hospital in Bangalore. The multi-lingual singer was ailing for four months. He was 94. He is survived by two daughters — Rama and Sumita.

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