Every now and then, we pour a glass of wine and listen to old Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar songs on a banged up cassette tape from when we were kids.Manna Dey Indian singer

 

It’s with great sadness and nostalgia that we remember Manna Dey, a celebrated Indian film playback singer and qawaali maestro, who passed away on October 24, 2013 in Bangalore at the age of 94.

Manna Dey is remembered for his distinctive voice and moving qawaalis, including perennial songs like “Ae Mere Zohra Jabeen” from the film Waqt and “Na To Caravan Ki Talaash Hai” from Barsaat Ki Raat. He began his career in 1942 and sang in multiple Indian languages over several decades.

For all the other old souls out there, here are a few of our favourites songs featuring the celebrated musician (click through to watch the videos):

Na To Carvaan Ki Talaash Hai from Barsaat Ki Raat (1960)

Music Director: Roshan
Singers: Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Sudha Malhotra, Mohammad Rafi
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi

 

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Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua Hai Pyar Se from Shree 420 (1955)

Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan
Singers: Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar
Lyricist: Shailendra

 

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Yaari Hai Iman Mera from Zanjeer (1973)

Music Director: Kalanji Anandji
Singer: Manna Dey
Lyricist: Gulshan Bawra

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Aye Meri Zohra Jabeen from Waqt (1965)

Music Director: Ravi
Singer: Manna Dey
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi

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Chaandi Ka Badan from Taj Mahal (1963)

Music Director: Roshan
Singers: Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Meena Kapoor
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi

 

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Waqif Hu Khub Ishq Se from Bahu Begum (1967)

Music Director : Roshan
Singers: Manna Dey, Mohammed Rafi
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi

 

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