Krishna Chandra Dey was born in Calcutta in 1904. He developed a strong liking for kites at the age of 13 and his lust for kite flying ultimately costed him his eyesight, which he lost because of flying kites in strong daylight. Thereafter, he became 'Andh Kavi' K. C. Dey. After having lost his vision, his love for music grew very intensely and he received intense training in music under various renowned experts including Ustaad Dabbeer Khan.
K.C. Dey was one of the leading musicians of Bengal cinema, particularly the New Theatres' of Calcutta, in an era dominated by stalwarts such as K. L. Saigal and Pankaj Mullick. It was K.C. Dey who influenced Manna Dey to take to music. Otherwise he would have ended up as a barrister, which his chartered accountant father wanted ...» read full biography