The condition of multilingual playback singer Manna Dey, 94, who has been admitted at a private hospital following chest infection, is stable.
“Mannada was in a critical condition because of multiple organ failure. He was admitted to a private hospital late on Saturday when he complained of breathing problem due to chest infection,” one of his friends, who wished to remain unidentified, said.The nonagenarian legendary singer has been ailing for some time due to age-related complications.
“He was rushed to hospital a month ago when he complained of uneasiness and weakness. But when his health improved, he returned home 10 days ago as his life-supporting parameters were stable,” the friend said.
Sources from the hospital told Express, “Manna Dey was not well and he was receiving treatment from two weeks at his home and he was brought in by family members on Saturday afternoon after he complained of chest pain, he was kept in the ICU.”
Alok Biswas, a Manna Dey fan, told he got to know about Manna Dey’s condition on Saturday. When he visited the hospital on Sunday, he met the singer’s son-in-law who said the patient was doing better but did not divulge any further details .
“I tried to find Manna Dey’s name in the patient’s list but it was not there. I guess the hospital would have done purposefully to avoid public attention.”
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee honoured Dey on his birthday on May 1 with the Vishesh Maha-Sangeet Samman award at his home in the northeast suburbs of the city.
Manna Dey has recorded more than 3,500 songs during his career which began 1943.