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Legendary Bengali singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay died in Kolkata on 15 February 2022 after a brief illness. She was 90 years old. .
She trained under Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and was later associated with legends like Begum Akhtar.
The unique feature of her career was that her songs were released during the Durga puja festival in Bengal.
Sandhya Mukherjee’s first record was in 1945 and her first album of Durga Puja songs was released in 1948.
Her first playback song was for the film Samapika released in 1948.
In 1971, She won the national film award for best female playback singer for songs in the films Jai Jayanti (1970) and Nishi Padma (1970).
Last month she declined the Padma Shri award by the Union government.
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