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K. C. Dey

Krishna Chandra De (1893–1962) better known as K.C. Dey, was a Bengali actor, singer and music composer and teacher born in Calcutta (now Kolkata). He was S.D. Burman's first musical teacher and mentor. He worked for New Theatres in Kolkata until 1940. He is best remembered for his Kirtan songs.

Dey sang and composed music for movies from 1932 till 1946. He did also act in movies in the same period. Dey used to travel from Calcutta to Bombay (Mumbai) to take part in movies. In 1942 he moved to Bombay. Dey quit movies in 1946 after both his music and singing started lacking his previous quality. The blind singer K. C. Dey died as a bachelor in Kolkata on November 28, 1962.[1] Famous playback singer Manna Dey is his nephew.

Filmography

Bhagaban Shrikrishna Chaitanya (1954) Pralhad (1952) Anirban (1948) Drishtidan (1948) Purabi (1948) Insaan (1944)... Blind singer Chanakya (1939)... Beggar Sapera (1939) Sapurey (1939)... Ghantaburo ... aka The Snake-Charmer (India: English title) Desher Mati (1938)... Kunja... aka Mother Earth.. aka Motherland ... aka Soil of the Motherland Dharti Mata (1938)... Kunja Bidyapati (1937)... Madhusudan Vidyapati (1937)... Madhusudan Devdas (1936) Grihadaha (1936) Manzil (1936) Maya (1936/I) Maya (1936/II) Pujarin (1936)... Blind Beggar Bhagya Chakra (1935)... Surdas Devdas (1935) Dhoop Chhaon (1935)... Surdas Inquilab (1935)... Musafir Shaher Ka Jadoo (1934)... Baldev Nala Damayanti (1933) Puran Bhagat (1933) Sabitri (1933)... Dyumatsen Meera (1933) Chandidas (1932)... Sridam

Music department

Bhagaban Shrikrishna Chaitanya (1954) (playback singer) Sapurey (1939) (playback singer) Dharti Mata (1938) (playback singer) Vidyapati (1937) (playback singer) Bhagya Chakra (1935) (playback singer) Devdas (1935) (playback singer) Chandidas (1932) (playback singer)

Composer

Purabi (1948) Shakuntala (1941) Ambikapathy (1937) Sonar Sansar (1936) Sunehra Sansar (1936) Shaher Ka Jadoo (1934)

Actor

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