"This is not just a gesture of the state government, but a mark of respect to the great singer, who had sung few songs for Kannada films also," Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said in an official release late last evening.
A musical night will be organised as a tribute to Manna Dey
The Chief Minister also announced that the state government will organise "Naada Namana", a musical night, as a tribute to Manna Dey, it added.
Dey's family is said to have appealed to the Chief Minister to help them pay the bills when he had visited them on October 25 to offer his condolences. The family had earlier alleged that some of Dey's relatives had siphoned off his Rs 30 lakh, which they were trying hard to get back to pay the bills.