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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lifetime achievement award for Manna Dey at the 56th Filmfare Awards Ceremony

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
 

Prabodh Chandra Dey popularly known in Bollywood as Manna Dey was felicitated with one of the most prestigious award of the night - the Lifetime Achievement award. This is his second Filmfare trophy. He won his first Filmfare Award in 1970 for singing the song 'Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo' from Mera Naam Joker.

The 90 year old singer Manna Dey couldn't attend the function and so Vidya Balan went to his house to present him the award. It can be recalled that Manna Dey has recorded more than 3500 songs over the course of his career. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1971, the Padma Bhushan in 2005 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2009.


Source - Times of India

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