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Mamata fetes Manna Dey
IANS  [ Thu, Apr 4, 2013 ]
           
Mamata fetes Manna Dey

  • Bangalore, April 5 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday met legendary singer Manna Dey at the latter's daughter's residence in Bangalore and presented him the "Vishesh Maha-Sangeet Sammaan".

    Banerjee feted Dey with a medallion carrying an inscription - "Banglar Garba" (Pride of Bengal).

    She also gave 94 roses to Dey as a gift. The music genius will complete 94 years next month.

    Later, in a Facebook post, the chief minister described Dey as a "pride of India".

    "I have come to Bangalore today just to meet Manna Dey, the legendary figure in the world of music... We shared a few personal and emotional moments which we enjoyed."

    Banerjee requested Dey to visit Kolkata once as the people of Bengal would love it.



           

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