The condition of legendary playback singer Manna Dey is now stable and there's hope he will be cured within a few days, said his doctors on Sunday. The 94-year-old singer was admitted to a hospital in Bangalore due to chest infection on Saturday.
Prabodh Chandra Dey, popularly known as Manna Dey has been suffering from chest infections and respiratory problems and was admitted to Narayana Hrudayalaya in Hosuru Road on the outskirts of Bangalore. The Dadasaheb Phalke awardee is currently undergoing treatment there.
Dey currently resides in Bangalore with his relatives, after spending more than fifty years in Mumbai.
Having recorded more than 3,500 songs in a number of languages including Hindi and Bengali, he regaled generations of listeners with his romantic ballads, intricate raga-based songs, Qawwalis and fast-paced modern numbers, lending his voice to a number of Hindi and Bengali film stars.
His popular tracks include 'Poocho Na Kaise Maine' (Meri Surat Teri Aankhen), 'Ae Meri Zohra Jabeen' (Waqt), 'Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli' (Anand), 'Yeh Dosti' (Sholay) and 'Ek Chatur Naar' (Padosan). Dey was being treated at his home for the past couple of weeks.
(With PTI inputs)