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Memories Come Alive: An Autobiography (With CD)

Sarbani Putatunda (Author) Manna Dey (Author)
Synopsis In Memories Come Alive: An Autobiography, Manna Dey takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane--his early passion for wrestling and football; adolescent pranks which involved shoplifting sweets from a confectionery and pole-valuating into the neighbour's terrace to swipe pickle jars; and the influence of his uncle and guru K.C. Dey (the celebrated singer and composer of the 1930s). He recounts his early days in Mumbai as an assistant music director to his uncle and to composers like S.D. Burman and vividly recalls the struggle to carve a niche as a playback singer in Hindi films, competing with Stalwarts like Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. He also discusses at length his foray into the world of Bengali film and non-film music where he came to be regarded as the undisputed king of melody. Peppered with interesting anecdotes like his kite duels with Rafi, priceless nuggets on how some of his famous songs came to be written and composed, stories of his enduring relationships with people like Raj Kapoor and Majrooh Sultanpuri, Pulak Bandopadhyay and Sudhin Dasgupta, and boasting of the most comprehensive list of his songs ever compiled, Memories Come Alive is a must-read not only for the legions of Manna Dey fans but also for connoisseurs of popular music in India.
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About the author

Sarbani Putatunda

Sarbani Putatunda, Ph.D. in English, is basically an academician who has spent her entire professional tenure in teaching English to students of all levels. Presently she is employed in a reputed girls college of North Kolkata. She is also pursuing research work both on Shakespeare and on Indo-Anglian writings. She has a number of research papers to her credit published in various literary journals. In addition, she has translated a Bengali book Autobiography of Padmasree Manna Dey which is in the pipeline for publication.

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Bibliographic information

Title Memories Come Alive: An Autobiography (With CD)
Format Softcover
Date published: 27.06.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0143101935
length xiv+416p.