Kolkata, Dec 30: Eminent singer Subir Sen, known for his renditions in many Hindi and Bengali films, passed away on tuesday at a private hospital following lung cancer, hospital sources said.He was 81 and was keeping unwell for the past few months.He is survived by his wife and a daughter.(Also Read: Sadhana passes away: Bollywood grieves death of yesteryear actress) Also Read - EC Calls All-Party Meeting In Kolkata As COVID Cases Surge In Bengal, Discussion Over Poll Campaigns Likely
From the fifties till the eighties, Sen had sung a number of hit songs. He had also sung duets with Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar.Some of his well-known songs include ‘Aa ja re nain dware’ from the Dev Anand-Waheeda Rehman starrer ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ (1961) and ‘Main rangeela pyar ka raahi’ in ‘Chhoti Bahan’. Also Read - Mamata Banerjee Blames 'Outsiders' Brought by BJP For COVID Surge In West Bengal
He was also known for his Bengali songs like ‘Dhoronir pathey pathey’, ‘Monalisa tumi ki bolona’ and ‘Saradin tomay cheye’.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled Sen’s death.”Saddened at the passing away of legendary singer Subir Sen. He is our Banga Bibhushan. He will always be in our hearts,” Banerjee tweeted. Also Read - Cooch Behar Killings: West Bengal Govt to Launch Probe to Punish Culprits, Says Mamata Banerjee