Lata Mangeshkar, The Melody Queen Of India, Is No More

ଲତା ମଙ୍ଗେଶକର ଙ୍କ ନାଁ ରେ କଲେଜ, ଏକାଡେମୀ, ସଂଗ୍ରହାଳୟ ହେବ
ଲତା ମଙ୍ଗେଶକର ଙ୍କ ନାଁ ରେ କଲେଜ, ଏକାଡେମୀ, ସଂଗ୍ରହାଳୟ ହେବ

February 6

India’s Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar is no more. The Music lovers of India lost their heart…almost all are in teary-eyes. It is simply not digestible to the people of India. The Singer, Music Composer, Producer Lata Mangeshkar,  had the distinction of being conferred with the highest civilian honours of India and France, passed away on Sunday morning at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.

She had been admitted to Hospital because of Covid-related complications on January 11.

Lata Ji was 92 and is survived by her siblings -playback singer and composer Meena Khadilkar, popular singer and restaurateur Asha Bhosale, singer Usha Mangeshkar, and music director Hridayanath Mangeshkar.

She had received National Film Awards, Film fare awards many times in her life. Also she was the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989.

She was conferred the Bharat Ratna in 2001, becoming the second singer after M.S. Subbulakshmi to be so honoured, and the French awarded her the Officer of the Legion of Honour.

Lata Ji was born in the year 1929 to classical singer, Marathi theatre actor and writer of musical plays Deenanath Mangeshkar and his wife Shevanti (Shudhamati).

At the age of 5, she started appearing in her father’s musical plays. Her father died in the year 1942 and later It was Master Vinayak who took Lata Mangeshkar to Mumbai, paved her way into the world of Marathi cinema, got her to take Hindustani classical music lessons from Ustad Aman Ali Khan of the Bhendi Bazaar Gharana. Further, she got introduced with Vasant Desai, V. Shantaram’s favourite music composer.

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Lata Mangeshkar got the first big break with the song ‘Dil Mera Toda, Mujhe Kahin Ka Na Chhora’ in the movie ‘Majboor’ (1948). It was her first big break. In fact, The first song that she recorded for a film ‘Kiti Hasaal’ in 1942, was dropped in the final cut.

She worked with almost all contemporary composers.


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