Jun 18, 2018

Ivor Dennis no more

Veteran singer and musician Ivor Dennis had passed away today (18) at his home in Seeduwa.

He was 86.

The funeral rites are to be held on June 20 at the Roman Catholic cemetary in Seeduwa.

Ivor, who learnt music under maestro Sunil Santha, is complimented as a singer who represented three generations.

In 1952, Ivor took part in a song competition at Radio Ceylon singing Sunil Santha’s “Waren Heen Sare, Redhee Walave. Sunil Santha had listened to the song on the radio and made inquiries that resulted in creating duo’s long lasting relationship that produced Ivor Dennis, the versatile singer.

Ivor was appointed an A grade singer in 1958 at the Radio Ceylon. He won the Presidential Award for the best Playback Singer for the film ‘Hima Kathara’.