A trip down memory lane

A trip down memory lane

On the occasion, limited editions of silver coins, with the portrait of Manna Dey engraved, were released.   Audio CDs comprising his biggest hits, selected by the singer himself, was also launched. The 90-year-old Dey started his concert with a prayer Jiska Koi Nahi. He then took a trip down memory lane by performing some of his popular songs.

This included Sur Na Saje, composed by Shankar Jai Kishan duo, from the movie Basant Bahar which evoked intense emotions. Taking into consideration the requests from the audience, dominated by Bengalis, he sang some Bengali tracks as well.
Khurana, a long time associate of Manna Dey and the traditional anchor for his concerts, regaled the crowd with his witty Urdu shaayari. He came all the way from Delhi to be with his friend on the occasion.

He had compiled the programme in his unique style and recalled the good old days of the singer.

In the second part of the concert, Divya Raghavan, a popular singer, joined the veteran to perform some popular duets.
The duo presented Kahan Main Jati Hun from the movie Meri Surat Teri Ankhen and Main Tere Pyar Mein, a romantic composition by S D Burman. They also sang Tum Gagan Ke Chandrama, along with his other chartbuster songs like Zindagi Kaisi Hai Pehali and Jhanak Jhanak Tore Bajey Payaliya.

Sweta Mukherjee,  a fan of Manna Dey, was present at the concert listen to her favourite singer. “I have grown up listening to his songs. But this is the first time that I am listening to him live. These songs took me back to my younger days when we were glued to the radio to hear him,” she says.  
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