Manna Dey
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The Indian film industry lost a valuable asset on Thursday after the death of legendary singer Manna Dey.

Dey died aged 94 from lung infection. He was admitted to a hospital in Bangalore on Wednesday after his condition deteriorated.

His daughter Shumita and son-in-law Jnanranjan Deb were by his side when he breathed his last.

Dey, who was born Prabodh Chandra, was part of the golden era of Bollywood which also includes other legendary singers like Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar among others. He began his career as a singer with 1942 film "Tamanna". In a career spanning more than six decades, Dey has delivered many hits.

The playback singer had recorded more than 4,000 songs over the course of his career. He had sung in more than 15 different languages including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bhojpuri and Chhattisgarhi.

His popular songs include "Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua" (Shree 420), "Ae Meri Zohra Zabeen" (Waqt) "Ek Chathur Naar" (Padosan) "Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge" (Sholay), "Ae Bhai Zara Dekh ke Chalo" (Mera Naam Joker), "Laga Chunari Mein Daag" (Dil Hi To Hai), "Yari Hai Imaan Mera" (Zanjeer), "Kasme Wade Pyar Wafa" (Upkaar) and "Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli Haye" (Anand) among others.

Dey often lent his voice for actor Raj Kapoor. He also assisted music composer Sachin Dev Burman and collaborated with music directors Salil Chowdhury and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 

In the 1950s he was established as one of the best singers in the film industry. Mohammad Rafi had once told reporters, "You listen to my songs and I listen to Manna Dey."

Here are some of Dey's greatest hits:

Pyaar hua Ikraar Hua

Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli Haye:

Ae Bhai Zara Dekh ke Chalo

Kasme Wade Pyar Wafa

Aye mere pyaare watan

Ae Meri Zohra Zabeen