Mamata proposes funeral in Kolkata,Manna Dey’s angry family snubs her

Singer’s son-in-law claims West Bengal CM made a nasty comment,said ‘we don’t want ashes’.

Written by Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: October 25, 2013 5:20 am

Singer’s son-in-law claims West Bengal CM made a nasty comment,said ‘we don’t want ashes’.West Bengal govt regrets not getting the body

Kolkata: The West Bengal government expressed regret at not being able to cremate the body of Manna Dey in Kolkata. “We are very sad not being able to perform the last rites of the singer here,which we wanted,” senior state minister Subrata Mukherjee said.

Soon after the death news broke,the Chief Minister urged Dey’s daughter to bring the body here,he said. “But we are deprived of that. The singer was born in Kolkata and was essentially a Bengali.”

In a Facebook post later,Mamata Banerjee said she spoke to his family to bring the body by a special flight to Kolkata for keeping it here for at least 24 hours to pay last respects and then perform the last rites in Bangalore,as desired by the family. “But this did not happen.” PTI

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