rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Movies » Legendary singer Manna Dey is dead, cremation at 12.30 pm in Bengaluru

Legendary singer Manna Dey is dead, cremation at 12.30 pm in Bengaluru

Last updated on: October 24, 2013 11:58 IST

Legendary singer Manna Dey who was suffering from a lung infection passed away in Bengaluru on Thursday morning at 3:33 am. He was 94. He was being treated from respiratory and renal problems.

Dey will be cremated at 12.30 pm at the Hebbal grounds on Thursday. His body will be placed at the Ravindra Kalakshethra in Bengaluru between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm for fans, well wishers and family members who want to pay their last respects. 

The decision on whether to accord a state funeral or not has not yet been taken and government officials are discussing the same of now. His body is at a private hospital in Bengaluru where family members are completing last minute formalities.

Several visitors have already started to come in to pay their last respects. Dey was shifted to ICU on Wednesday to be treated for a respiratory ailment. He has been in and out of hospital and had undergone dialysis in September.

He is survived by his daughters Shuroma and Sumita. Dey's wife Sulochana had died last year after battling cancer.

Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru
 

Stars spotted!  What's this?

Spotted: Rani Mukerji at Yash Raj studio
Reader Rahul Prabhakar sends us a photograph.

More stars spotted

Met a celebrity?
Email us photos & videos

Top Videos

See all