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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay Passes Away At 90

The last star of the artists of the golden age in Bengali songs went out. Mukherjee breathed his last on Tuesday evening at the age of 90. Hemant Mukherjee, Manna Dey, Shyamal Mitra and Manabendra Mukherjee are among the best singers of modern Bengali music. This time also the pure evening lamp. She was being treated at a private hospital near Bypass. The singer fell ill on Wednesday evening, January 26. The next day she was admitted to SSKM Hospital through Green Corridor. According to hospital sources, she had a lung infection. Coincidentally, two days earlier, she had rejected the Centre's Padma award.

The singer was admitted to the Woodburn Ward of SSKM. The medical board was formed in a hurry. It is known that the artist got injured after falling in the toilet. After that she became very ill. Added to that was the problem of shortness of breath. Hospital sources said she had an infection in both her lungs. After the treatment, her physical condition was gradually stabilizing. But by Tuesday evening her physical complications suddenly increased.

Although Sandhya Mukhopadhyay lent her voice for most of the Bengali film heroines till the end of '80s, she was singing voice of Suchitra Sen and afterwards Mahua Roychowdhury.

Brief Profile of Sandhya Mukhopadhyay

Born 4 October 1931, Calcutta
Died 15 February 2022 (aged 90), Kolkata, West Bengal, India

She married Bengali poet Shyamal Gupta in 1966. Gupta went on to write the lyrics for many of her songs.

Daughter: Soumi Sengupta


Padma Shri in 2022 (refused)
Banga Bibhushan in 2011.
Bharat Nirman Award - Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.
National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the songs "Amader Chuti Chuti" Jay Jayanti and "Ore Sakol Sona Molin Holo" Nishi Padma in 1971.
BFJA Awards - Best Female Playback Singer for Sandhya Deeper Sikha in 1965.
BFJA Awards - Best Female Playback Singer for Jay Jayanti in 1972.

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