Krishna Chandra De (Bengali: কৃষ্ণ চন্দ্র দে) (1893–1962) better known as K.C. Dey, was a Bengali actor, singer and music composer and teacher born in Calcutta (now Kolkata). He was S.D. Burman's first musical teacher and mentor. He worked for New Theatres in Kolkata until 1940. He is best remembered for his Kirtan songs. Dey sang and composed music for movies from 1932 till 1946. He did also act in movies in the same period. Dey used to travel from Calcutta to Bombay (Mumbai) to take part in movies. In 1942 he moved to Bombay. Dey quit movies in 1946 after both his music and singing started lacking his previous quality. The blind singer K. C. Dey died as a bachelor in Kolkata on November 28, 1962. Famous playback singer Manna Dey is his nephew.