Who: Veteran singer Subir Sen
When: 29 December 2015
Veteran singer Subir Sen passed away on 29 December 2015 due to lung cancer in Kolkata. He was 81. He is survived by his wife and a daughter.
Sen was condemned to be clone of senior and talented Hemant Kumar.
From the 1950s till the 1980s, the melodious singer had sung a number of hit songs. He had also sung duets with Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar.
A hit film Aas ka Panchhi marked the peak of Sen’s popularity. Similarly, Chhoti Bahen had several duets by him and Lata Mangeshkar which dominated the charts of the time.
Some of Sen’s well-known songs include Aa ja re nain dware from the Dev Anand-Waheeda Rehman starrer Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Rajaand Main rangeela pyar ka raahi in Chhoti Bahen.
He was also known for his Bengali songs like Dhoronir pathey pathey,Monalisa tumi ki bolona and Saradin tomay cheye.