Eminent playback singer Manna Dey has been nominated for the esteemed Dada Saheb Phalke award for the year 2007.
Authorities in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting were quoted as saying by PTI that Dey’s name was decided earlier this week by a five-member committee.
President Pratibha Patil will confer the award on the 90-year-old singer on October 21 in a ceremony.
One of the greatest singing gem in Indian cinema, Dey ruled the playback music scene from the 1950s to the 1970s. He has sung more than 3,500 songs.
The award, named after the father of Indian cinema Dada Saheb Phalke, is the highest honour in Indian Cinema.