Joy Mukherjeewrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Manna De was born on 1st May 1919. He completed his education from Scottish Church and Vidyasagar College. He was a nephew of famous singer Krishnachandra De. His first songs was in a Hindi film called ‘Tamanna’ and the song was ‘Jago aye usha’. in 1954, he made his debut as a singer in Bengali film with the moive, "Griha probesh". Apart from being a great singer he is also a renowned composer. His wife is Sulochona and daughters are Suroma and Sumita. He has won National awards, Lata Mangeshkar award and Padma Shree etc.