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  • Lata Mangeshkar died on February 6.
  • Lata Mangeshkar was known as the ‘nightingale of India’
  • Lata Mangeshkar made his radio debut 80 years ago

Lata Mangeshkar, popularly known as India’s Nightingale, died at Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital on February 6, 2022. When she was admitted to the hospital, her niece Rachna confirmed to NDTV that she was suffering from mild covid and was in the Intensive Care Unit. He also added: “Keep her in your prayers. Your prayers are precious. The singer’s fans and supporters around the world will continue to do so as they listen to their favorite Lata Mangeshkar song. His contribution to the world of music earned him the biggest and most prestigious awards in India. He received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989 for t

Lata Mangeshkar’s debut on radio happened 80 years ago. She herself shared this pleasant memory on her social media account. He said that on December 16, 1941, he sang two songs for the first time in a radio studio. With her melodious voice, Ms. Mangeshkar had sung more than 50,000 songs in 14 languages ​​since her radio debut.

Many of Lata Mangeshkar’s songs are on the list of Indian classics such as Aaega Aanewala from Kamal Amrohi’s 1949 film Mahal. She sang for the biggest actresses and the biggest movies from the 1950s to 1990s. She was the voice of the leading ladies of the film industry for decades.

With songs like Mughal E Azam’s Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1960, Meena Kumari’s Inhi Logo Ne by Pakeezah in 1972, Lata Mangeshkar was an unstoppable force, singing in over 500 films with the country’s leading music composers of the time. Be it Naushad, RD Burman, Shankar Jaikishan, Anand Milind, Nadeem Shravan, Jatin Lalit and AR Rahman.

Even in the 90s, she remained the most popular singer among A-list filmmakers like Yash Chopra who had a Lata song in almost all of his movies including Chandni, Lamhe, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein and even his last movie Veer Zaara in 2004. Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman also worked with her, they worked together to Zubeida, Rang De Basanti Y Lagaan.

In her book, Ritu Nanda, the daughter of Raj Kapoor, revealed that Lata Mangeshkar was the inspiration behind Raj Kapoor. Satyam Shivam Sundaram and he wanted to include her in the film. A quote in the book ‘Raj Kapoor’ says: “I envisioned the story of a man who falls in love with a woman with an ordinary face but a golden voice and wanted to cast Lata Mangeshkar for the role.”

Being a Maharashtrian, Lata Mangeshkar also sang for popular Marathi movies made by Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Vasant Prabhu, Srinivas Khale and Sudhir Phadke. Lata’s songs in Kannada and Bengali became huge hits. He also sang in Assamese under the direction of Bhupen Hazarika.

One of the most famous episodes of his life is when his music moved Pandit Nehru to tears. On January 27, 1963, during the India-China war, Lata Mangeshkar sang Aye Mere Watan Ke Login in the presence of then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, making him cry.

He was also awarded the title and insignia of ‘Officier de la Legion d’Honneur’ – Officer of the Legion of Honor – by France in 2009. This is the highest French civilian award. He received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1999.

Lata was the eldest of four siblings in the Mangeshkar family, one of whom is Asha Bhonsle. Lata Mangeshkar’s immense contribution will live on with unforgettable songs like Aaega Aanewala Y Inhi Logo No.


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