Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre of Indian High Commission organized a musical soiree to pay homage to legendary singer Manna Dey on his birth centenary at India House in the capital at Friday. Singer and Neurosurgeon of India Dr. Amitabha Chanda and Enlisted Singer for Bangladesh Television (BTV) Mridula Samadder rendered songs.
Dr. Amitabha set off the event with performing the song 'Gohone Meghero Chayay' which was followed by other two songs 'Hoyeto Tomarei Jonno' an 'Ami Je Jalshadhori'.
Dr. Amitabha and Mridula Samadder entertained the packed audience with their duet songs "Chompa Chameli Golaperoi Badhe', 'Ye Raat Bhigi, Bhigi', 'Pyarr Hooa Iqraar Hooa', 'Coffee House er Shei Adda Ta', 'Zindegi Kasi He Ye Peheli' and 'Laga Chunri Pe Dak'.
Manna Dey was an internationally acclaimed Indian playback singer, music director, musician and Indian classical vocalist. He was considered one of the most versatile and celebrated vocalists of the Indian film industry. From the year 1942 to the year 2012, Manna Dey contributed immensely in the field of Indian Film Music as an arranger, singer and music director. Manna Dey received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award in the year 2007 for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.
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