Veteran singer Subir Sen dies in Kolkata at 81

Legendary singer Subir Sen breathed his last in Kolkata on 29 December. He was battling lung cancer and is survived by his wife and a daughter. He was 81.

Known for his renditions in many Hindi and Bengali films, Subir Sen breathed his last on Tuesday in a private city hospital.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of the noted singer on Twitter# “Saddened at the passing away of legendary singer Subir Sen. He is our Banga Bibhushan. He will always be in our hearts”.

Some of his popular renditions include ‘Dheere chalao zara’ in Aas Ka Panchhi and ‘Main rangeela pyar ka raahi' in Chhoti Bahan, ‘Monalisa tumi ki bolona’ and many more.

Sen worked with senior and talented Hemant Kumar. From the 1950 t0 1980, he has lend his voice to many hit numbers. He had also sung duets with Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar.

He was unwell well for a quite sometime time and was admitted to a private hospital. He passed away at 8.05 am in the hospital. Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, Debashish Kumar, MMIC, Parks and Squares and Aroop Biswas, state youth minister went to pay their tribute to the noted singer. His body was taken to his house at Panditiya Place and from there to Banichakra and finally to the Keoratalla Crematorium.

May his soul rest in peace!