Tribute to Manna Dey

Dubai-based Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts will pay tribute to Manna Dey, one of the greatest playback singers of the sub-continent, while his protégé and close family friend Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam will join Malhaar team from the Indian city of Bengaluru, as she remembers her friend, philosopher and guide.

Malhaar’s Baithak will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube channels – MalhaarUAE, today at 7.30pm. A renowned Bollywood singer herself, Kavita will recollect some beautiful moments from Manna Dey’s life, while Malhaar artists will perform a few timeless compositions by the icon. Manna Dey made his debut in 1942 with Tamanna and went on to record more than 4,000 songs. He was also honoured with Padma Shri in 1971. "This edition of Baithak is the realisation of a dream as I get the opportunity to discuss Manna Da’s work and life with Kavita," said Jogiraj Sikidar, founder-director of Malhaar.

Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam

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