About Awards of Manna Dey

Renowned singer, Mohammad Rafi, once said to reporters: "You listen to my songs. I listen only to Manna Dey's songs". According to musicians Sachin Dev Burman and Anil Biswas, Manna Dey could sing any song of Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh and Talat Mehmood.

Manna Dey has been honored with the titles Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.

The following is the list of Manna Dey's other awards:

* 1969 National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the Hindi Film Mere Huzur
* 1971 National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the Bengali film Nishi Padma
* 1971 Padma Shri Award by Government of India
* 1985 Lata Mangeshkar Award awarded by Government of Madhya Pradesh
* 1988 Michale Sahittyo Puraskar awarded by Renaissance Sanskritik Parishad, Dhaka
* 1990 Shyamal Mitra Award by Mithun Fans Association
* 1991 Sangeet Swarnachurr Award awarded by Shree Khetra Kala Prakashika, Puri
* 1993 P.C.Chandra Award by P.C.Chandra Group & others
* 1999 Kamala Devi Roy Award by Kamala Devi Group
* 2001 Anandalok Lifetime Award by Anandabazar Group
* 2002 Special Jury Swaralaya Yesudas Award for outstanding performance in music
* 2003 Alauddin Khan Award by Government of West Bengal
* 2004 National Award as Playback singer by Government of Kerala
* 2004 D. Litt Honouris Causa by Rabindra Bharati University
* 2005 Life Time Achievement award by Government of Maharashtra
* 2005 D.Litt Honouris Causa by Burdwan University
* 2005 Padma Bhushan Award by Government of India
* 2007 First AKSHAYA Award by Government of orissa
* 2008 D.Litt Honouris Causa by Jadavpur University