Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar

  • Born September 28 , 1929 · Indore, Indore State, Central India Agency, British India
  • Died February 6 , 2022 · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (complications from COVID-19)
  • Birth name Hema Mangeshkar
  • The Nightingale of Bollywood
  • Nightingale of India
  • Queen Of Melody
  • Lata Mangeshkar was born in Indore on September 28, 1929, and became, quite simply, the most popular playback singer in Bollywood's history. She sung for over 50 years for actresses from Nargis to Preity G Zinta , as well as recorded albums of all kinds (ghazals, pop, etc). Until the 1991 edition, when her entry disappeared, the Guinness Book of World Records listed her as the most-recorded artist in the world with not less than 30,000 solo, duet,and chorus-backed songs recorded in 20 Indian languages between 948 and 1987. Today that number may have reached 40,000! She was born the daughter of Dinanath Mangeshkar , the owner of a theater company and a reputed classical singer in his own right. He started giving Lata singing lessons from the age of five, and she also studied with renowned singers Aman Ali Khan Sahib and Amanat Khan. Even at a young age she displayed a God-given musical gift and could master vocal exercises the first time. Ironically, for someone of her stature, she made her entry into Bollywood at the wrong time - around the 1940s, when bass singers with heavily nasal voices, such as Noor Jehan and Shamshad Begum were in style. She was rejected from many projects because it was believed that her voice was too high-pitched and thin. The circumstances of her entry into the industry were no less inauspicious - her father died in 1942, the responsibility of earning income to support her family fell upon her, and between 1942 and 1948 she acted in as many as eight films in Hindi and Marathi to take care of economic hardships. She made her debut as a playback singer in the Marathi film Kiti Hasaal (1942) but, ironically, the song was edited out! However, in 1948, she got her big break with Ghulam Haider in the film Majboor (1948) , and 1949 saw the release of four of her films: Mahal (1949) , Dulari (1949) , Barsaat (1949) , and Andaz (1949) ; all four of them became runaway hits, with their songs reaching to heights of what was until then unseen popularity. Her unusually high-pitched singing rendered the trend of heavily nasal voices of the day totally obsolete and, within a year, she had changed the face of playback singing forever. The only two lower-pitched singers to survive her treble onslaught to a certain extent were Geeta Dutt and Shamshad Begum . Her singing style was initially reminiscent of Noor Jehan , but she soon overcame that and evolved her own distinctive style. Her sister, Asha Bhosle , too, came up in the late 1950s and the two of them were the queens of Indian playback singing right through to the 1990s. Her voice had a special versatile quality, which meant that finally music composers could stretch their creative experiments to the fullest. Although all her songs were immediate hits under any composer, it was the composers C. Ramchandra and Madan Mohan who made her sound her sweetest and challenged her voice like no other music director. The 1960s and 1970s saw her go from strength to strength, even as there were accusations that she was monopolizing the playback-singing industry. However, in the 1980s, she cut down her workload to concentrate on her shows abroad. Today, Lata sings infrequently despite a sudden resurgence in her popularity, but even today some of Hindi Cinema's biggest hits, including Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) , Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) , and Veer-Zaara (2004) feature her legendary voice. No matter which female playback singer breaks through in any generation, she cannot replace the timeless voice of Lata Mangeshkar. She was an icon beyond icons.... - IMDb Mini Biography By: Q. Leo Rahman
  • Parents Dinanath Mangeshkar Shevanti Mangeshkar
  • Relatives Asha Bhosle (Sibling) Usha Mangeshkar (Sibling) Meena Khadikar (Sibling) Hridaynath Mangeshkar (Sibling) nm13294690 (Niece or Nephew)
  • A legendary playback singer in Indian movies, she recorded over 30,000 songs in 14 Indian languages, making her the most recorded voice in history.
  • Mentioned in the song "Brimful of Asha" by Cornershop. (The title refers to her sister, Asha Bhosle , who is also mentioned in the song.).
  • In an interview,Lata Mangeshkar herself disclosed on her 84th birthday in September,2013," Ghulam Haider is truly my Godfather.It was his confidence in me that he fought for me to tuck me into the Hindi Film Industry which otherwise had initially rejected me.Remembering her early rejection,Lata once said," Ghulam Haider was the first music director who showed complete faith in my talent.He introduced me to many film producers including S. Mukherji,a big name in film production,but when he said my voice was "too thin" to use in his film,Ghulam Haider was furious.Hence,finally he convinced Bombay Talkies,a banner bigger than S. Mukherji and introduced me through their movie Majboor (1948) .Lata's first big breakthrough film song,was "Dil mera tora,mujhe kaheen ka na chhora teray pyaar ne" lyrics by Nazim Panipati ,composed by Ghulam Haider.
  • Was awarded the Bharatha Rathna, the highest civilian honor by the Government of India.
  • Her contribution to Indian music industry in a career spanning seven decades gained her honorific titles such as the Nightingale of India, Voice of the Millennium and Queen of Melody.
  • About singing for Veer-Zaara (2004) : "Madan Mohan was like my brother. Yashji's like my brother. I felt I had gone back in time."
  • About her love of diamonds: "I've been fond of diamonds from childhood. As a child, my father used to design jewelry. But we couldn't afford them. He had a keen eye for jewelry and was fond of wearing precious stones. We kids were equally fascinated by jewels. But until I became a professional playback singer, I refused to wear jewelry. I had decided I'd wear only diamonds."
  • About the number of her songs being remixed in music videos: "I don't like it. I don't like remix albums as a concept. On top of that, these girls dancing in itsy-bitsy clothes suggestively! From childhood we've been told that a woman's dignity is in the way she conducts herself in public. The less you reveal, the more attractive you appear. I must say that the songs that I considered vulgar in those days seem like bhajans [devotional music] compared with what's being sung these days! Yes, I've sung naughty songs, but "Kaanta Lagaa," for instance, had another context when I sang it. I feel sorry for the girl who was seen in the music video of "Kaanta Lagaa." I've heard she's from a decent family. Why wasn't she stopped by her family? Ambition? If she did it with their consent, then God help them. I struggled hard to get where I am - that's why I am still here."
  • About music composition: "It doesn't suit me. Although I've done it in the past, now I don't feel like it. I don't think I've the patience."
  • About the December 2004 tsunami: "This sort of calamity shakes our faith in every law of nature. Little children, women, and entire families have perished. We must help...yes we must."

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Lata Mangeshkar: A Brief Biography

After Dinanath’s untimely death in 1942, a 13 year-old Lata entered the film industry as her family’s sole bread-winner. In the early part of her career, she did bit roles in some Marathi and Hindi films. She recorded her first song ‘Naachu Yaa Gade Kheloo Saaree’ for a Marathi film Kiti Hasaal (1942). In Aap Ki Seva Mein (1947), she made her playback singing debut for Hindi films with the song ‘Paa Laagoo Kar Joree Re’. Even though she has sung approximately 6,500 songs in many different languages, her maximum output and best work is in Hindi, Marathi and Bengali.

As a singer, her main body of work comprises of film songs. The simplicity and easy accessibility of this musical form coupled with Lata’s matchless virtuosity and versatility have made her a national cultural icon who has stood the test of time. It is the class, creativity, critical acclaim and cultural impact, not to mention the consistent commercial success of her musical output that has set her apart from her contemporaries and has given her the status of ‘Melody Queen of India’.

Most of the stalwarts of Indian classical music have praised her role in popularizing their genre among the masses through her semi-classical film songs. The legendary classical singer Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan had once affectionately called Lata  ‘Ustaadon ki Ustaad’  (Master of Masters). Commercially speaking, various film soundtracks and non-film albums dominated by her songs have topped the charts for more than six decades and they have sold in the millions. From the time she first made her mark with the haunting rendition of ‘Aayegaa Aanewaalaa’ in the 1949 film  Mahal,  her songs have occupied pride of place in the music of almost all the top composers of Hindi film music. These songs have been associated with many important milestones in Indian cinema:  Barsaat, Anarkali, Nagin, Mother India, Madhumati  and  Mughal-E-Azam being prime examples of the early ‘Golden era’ of the 1950s and 60s;  Pakeezah, Bobby, Ek Duuje Ke Liye, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, Dil To Paagal Hai  of the 70s, 80s and 90s, right up to post-millennium era blockbusters such as  Lagaan  and  Veer Zaara.

Her emotional rendition of the patriotic song- ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon’ after the culmination of the Indo-China war had moved the late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to tears. Many of her non-film albums like ‘Meera Bhajan’, ‘Chaala Vaahi Des’, ‘Lata sings Ghalib’, ‘Dnyaneshwar Mauli’, ‘Koli Geete’, ‘Ganpati Aarati’, ‘Abhang Tukayache’, ‘Shiv Kalyan Raja’, ‘Ram Shyam Gungaan’, ‘Sajda’ and ‘Shraddhanjali’ have carved a musical niche of their own.

She composed songs for a few Marathi movies in the 1950s and 60s, mostly under the pseudonym  Anandghan . As a composer, her flair for melody and the ability to smoothly blend classical and folk music were apparent. She won the ‘Maharashtra State Award’ as the ‘Best Composer’ for the film  ‘Saadhi Maanse’  (1965).

Every possible major musical and lifetime achievement award at the regional and national level has been bestowed on her at some time or the other. In 1989, she received the Dadasaheb Phalke award for her path-breaking contribution to Indian cinema. After earlier giving her the prestigious ‘Padma Bhushan’ (1969) and ‘Padma Vibhushan’ (1999) awards, the Indian government ultimately conferred upon her the highest civilian honour – the ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 2001. Later, she also went on to receive the prestigious ‘Legion of Honour’ award from the Government of France. Such is the cultural impact of her monumental musical contribution that three state governments – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa – have each separately instituted an annual ‘Lata Mangeshkar award’ for honouring senior artistes in popular music for lifetime achievement.

While choosing her as one of the four ‘Indians of the Twentieth Century’ along with Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekanand and Dhirubhai Ambani, ‘The Times of India’ said: “All of them are self-made individuals; they did not have the advantage of wealth, aristocracy or caste; they fought adversity and believed in action -  karmayogis  in a true sense. They made India proud and gave the world new ideas, dreams and hopes.”

Nothing can describe Lata Mangeshkar, the legend, any better!

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Lata Mangeshkar Age, Death, Husband, Family, Biography

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Lata Mangeshkar was a legendary Indian playback singer, who is considered one of the greatest singers in India. The ‘Queen of Melody,’ who began her career in the 1940s, rose to prominence when she lent her voice to the cult song ‘Ayega Aane Waala’ from the 1949 classic Mahal. Through her melodious voice, the legendary singer redefined the fabric of Indian music, remaining an inseparable part of it for nearly six decades. By the early 2000s, she had decided to focus on her personal commitments and give younger singers a chance. On 6 February 2022, she passed away, marking the end of an era.

It was not really the external influence that made me a singer. Music was within me. I was full of it.” – Lata Mangeshkar

Named After a Character from Her Father’s Play

When Lata was born, she was named Hema, which her parents later renamed Lata, which was a female character ‘Latika’ in one of her father’s plays, ‘BhaawBandhan.’ Her father, Deenanath, changed the surname of the family from Hardikar to Mangeshkar as he wanted to identify his family with their native town, Mangeshi in Goa.

A rare childhood photo of Lata Mangeshkar

A rare childhood photo of Lata Mangeshkar

A Huge Fan of K. L. Saigal

As far as I can remember, I always wanted to meet K. L. Saigal. As a child, I used to say that ‘I will get married to him after I grow up’ and that’s when my father explained to me that when I’ll be big enough to get married, Saigal saab will be too old enough to get married.”

Nomadic Childhood

The early life of Lata Mangeshkar is a tale of poverty, hard work, and hard luck. The Maratha heartland of Maharashtra is far away from Indore, where she was born. Her father, Deenanath Mangeshkar, who belonged to Mangeshi in Goa, was a classical singer trained in the colorful Punjabi school of Baba Mushelkar. A theatrical troupe Deenanath owned made him pitch his tent in nearly every town in the state, including Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, and Miraj. Lata Mangeshkar, along with her siblings, was roped into a nomadic life by their father’s profession. In the absence of a proper schooling system for his children, Deenanath tried to compensate by injecting them with music lessons at a young age. Lata once said,

The foundation of my musical propensities was laid as early as that.” Lata Mangeshkar (sitting left) with her sisters

Sole Breadwinner

I hated putting on make-up; I hated standing in the glare of lights. But I was the breadwinner of the family, and there was hardly any choice left. The day I went to work in Master Vinayak’s film, there was nothing to eat in the house.” A rare old photograph showing teenage Lata Mangeshkar with young Hridaynath

She also talked about how she missed her childhood as she rose to stardom at an early age. She said,

I missed out on my childhood. I had to work hard, but I was immediately given a place in playback.” Young Lata Mangeshkar

Attended School For Only One Day!

She went to school for only one day. It is said that on the very first day of her school, she brought her younger sister, Asha, and started teaching music to other students and when teachers intervened, she was so furious that she stopped going to the school. In an interview, she talked about her anger issues and said,

I have a fierce temper. I’ve mastered it over the years, but when I’m angry, no one can force me to do anything I don’t want to.” Lata Mangeshkar’s childhood photo

First Public Performance

Initial Career

Arrived in Bombay

Didi was burning the candle at both ends to keep the family going.”

She Would Have Become a Classical Singer

Lata’s first big achievement in Bombay was her meeting with Aman Ali Khan Bhindi Bazarwala, a classical singer, who accepted her as a student; reportedly, A cord was tied around her arm as part of the ceremonial acceptance. After India’s partition, Aman Ali went to Pakistan, and Lata had to find a guru in Amanat Ali, an accomplished singer who went to the same school as Amir Khan. When Amanat Ali died in 1951, Lata’s apprenticeship in classical music ended abruptly. Lata once wistfully said,

Maybe I’d have become a classical singer if Amanat Ali were alive.” Lata Mangeshkar playing the Veena

Rejected For Her ‘Thin’ Voice

After Vinayak’s death, Lata had no fixed income following which she approached a supplier of film extras who later introduced her to Master Ghulam Haidar, a close friend of Amanat Ali and a leading music director of the times. Haidar, who was awed by her range and sweet voice, took her to Filmistan, the Mecca of Bombay’s show business, owned by Subodh Mukherjee. When Ghulam Haidar (music director) introduced Lata to Mukherjee who was making the film ‘Shaheed’ (1948), Mukherjee dismissed Lata’s voice as “too thin” and said that her voice would not match that of the heroine, Kamini Kaushal, the screen siren of the ’40s, to this Haidar responded,

In the coming years, producers and directors would “fall at Lata’s feet” and “beg her” to sing in their movies.”

In an interview, Lata Mangeshkar declared that Ghulam Haidar was her true Godfather who trusted her talent.

Lata Mangeshkar's mentor Ghulam Haidar

Lata Mangeshkar’s mentor Ghulam Haidar

First Breakthrough

On The same day, when Mukherjee rejected her voice, she accompanied Haidar to the studios of Bombay Talkies at Malad, where she was selected to sing for Majboor (1948), and the song ‘Dil Mera Toda, Mujhe Kahin Ka Na Chhora’ from the film became her first breakthrough hit song. She reportedly recorded the song at the 32nd take. While recalling the success of Majboor’s song, Lata said,

I never looked back since then.”

Early Fame and Hectic Schedule

I recorded two songs in the morning, two in the afternoon, two in the evening and two at night.” Lata Mangeshkar in a recording studio

Dilip Kumar Questioned Her Accent

When Naushad introduced her to Dilip Kumar , he teased her for her Marathified Hindi following which she took lessons in Urdu from an Urdu teacher, Shafi. Dilip Kumar recalled the incident over three decades later and said he got embarrassed hearing Lata to pronounce each Hindi and Urdu word with such eloquence that he could not comprehend. He said,

my ears tingled in shame.” Lata Mangeshkar tying Rakhi to Dilip Kumar

She Monopolized the Filmfare Awards

Filmfare Awards were first introduced in 1954, and at that time, the Best Music award was given to a particular song, not to the whole album; however, from 1956, the award was given to the music director for the whole album. When Shankar-Jaikishan won the award in 1957, Lata was not happy as she wanted the awards to include the category of Best Singer. In an interview, she narrated this story and said,

Jaikishan came to see me and said: ‘We’re getting the award so you must sing Rasik Balma at the awards ceremony.’ I said: ‘I won’t sing.’ Then Jaiskishan said, ‘Why won’t you? We’re getting an award.’ And I said, ”You are getting the award, not me. The award is for Best Music. They aren’t giving the award to the singer or lyricist. So why don’t you let your orchestra play the tune without words and singer?’ We had a big fight and he said: ‘How can you talk to me like this? I’m going.’ I said: ‘Very well. Go!’ Then Shankarji came and said: ‘Lataji, he’s naïve and young. Don’t be upset by what he says.’ I explained to Shankarji why I had refused. ‘I won’t sing unless Filmfare introduces awards for playback singers and songwriters. Then I’ll come. Otherwise I won’t.’ These were the kinds of quarrels we had.” Lata Mangeshkar with Shankar Jaikishan

Lata Mangeshkar posing with her Filmfare Award

Lata Mangeshkar posing with her Filmfare Award

Oldest Winner of the National Film Award

She Imitated a Singer

Slow poison.

In 1962, I fell very ill for about three months. One day, I woke up feeling very uneasy in my stomach. And then I started throwing up – it was terrible, the vomit was a greenish colour. The doctor came and even brought an x-ray machine home because I could not move. He x-rayed my stomach and said I was being slowly poisoned.”

Her Song Brought Nehru to Tears

Lata, Tumne Aaj Mujhe Rula Diya” Lata Mangeshkar singing Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon at New Delhi’s National Stadium on 26 January 1963

Composer and Producer

Ram Ram Pavhana

Abroad Tours

Lata Mangeshkar performing at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall in 1974

Lata Mangeshkar performing at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall in 1974

Details of a concert of Lata Mangeshkar on the display board of Madison Square Garden in New York

Details of a concert of Lata Mangeshkar on the display board of Madison Square Garden in New York

Member of Rajya Sabha

Whether it is a fact that the incidents of derailment of trains on various sections have been on the increase; if so, the number of train derailment incidents since the beginning of the year 2000; the estimated loss suffered by the Railways as a consequence thereof; what measures have been taken by government to prevent such incident?” Lata Mangeshkar outside the Parliament of India

The Madhya Pradesh Government and the Maharashtra Government instituted the ‘Lata Mangeshkar Award’ in 1984 and 1992, respectively.

Lata Mangeshkar Award announced by Maharashtra government in 1992

Lata Mangeshkar Award announced by the Maharashtra government in 1992

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives the first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai on 24 April 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives the first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai on 24 April 2022

Relevant in Every Generation

Her voice suited to almost every female star, from Madhubala in the 1940s to Kajol in the 1990s, and she sang alongside top male singers, including Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar . She also worked with every leading filmmaker in Bollywood, from Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt to Mani Ratnam and Karan Johar . Moreover, from roadside vendors to long-distance truckers, and from Army jawans in Ladakh to the glittering elite of Mumbai, Lata Mangeshkar’s voice is considered the one that no Indian can miss.

An auto rickshaw in Mumbai displaying the versatility of Lata Mangeshkar

An auto-rickshaw in Mumbai displaying the versatility of Lata Mangeshkar

In 2012, she again rose her voice to get royalties from recording companies after her songs, owned by recording companies, began appearing on various music albums. She lamented,

What do I get from this? I don’t get any royalty. Now there is internet and the MP3 format.”

Unfulfilled Desires

Daughter of the nation, a different lata.

This may sound strange but when I used to visit America on holiday, I loved spending time in Las Vegas. It’s an exciting city. I really enjoyed playing the slot machines. I never played roulette or cards – but I used to spend the whole night at a slot machine. I was very lucky and won many times.”

Lata Mangeshkar's Pet Dog Bittu

Loved Cooking

It was my maternal grandmother and mother who taught me how to cook. I started cooking when I was very young and often made lunch and dinner at home. In later years, Mrs. Bhalji Pendharkar, whom we called Bakula Mausi, taught me how to cook some dishes. She was a dear and close family friend. I called her ‘Ma.’ I was very close to her and often stayed with her. She used to wash my hair and taught me how to make pulao and mutton. And many vegetarian dishes too. Mrs. Majrooh Sultanpuri showed me how to make pasanda and chicken curry.” Lata Mangeshkar (sitting) learning cooking skills from composer Anil Biswas
I cook quickly, and the kitchen is always left neat and tidy after I have finished. The pleasure of cooking isn’t in cooking, but seeing people enjoy the meal and say they have liked what I made for them – that makes me happy. earlier, when I used to spend time in London, I always used to cook there.”

An Outstanding Photographer

My love for photography started in 1946. I was on an outdoor shoot and took a picture of someone who was standing by a river. I became intrigued by photography. I told Madhavrao Shinde, the film editor, about my interest, and he taught me the basics: how to load film and the kind of camera I should buy.” Lata Mangeshkar posing with a camera
I don’t know what I’d have done if I wasn’t a singer. But photography was definitely a feasible option. It’s a pity that the art of clicking pictures has been  replaced by digital photography. People now take all their pictures on their phone. The sheer joy of capturing cameras through the lens of an old fashioned camera is lost.”

A Passionate Cricket Fan

Lata Mangeshkar with the 1983 Cricket World Cup winning Indian team

Lata Mangeshkar with the 1983 Cricket World Cup-winning Indian team

Lata Mangeshkar with Sachin Tendulkar

Lata Mangeshkar with Sachin Tendulkar

Voice insurance

Last birthday.

On 28 September 2021, her 92nd birthday, which also proved to be her last birthday, she recalled her childhood days and said,

That long journey is with me, and that little girl is still with me. She has not gone anywhere. Some people call me ‘Saraswati’ or say that I have her blessings. They say I am this and that. All this is nothing I believe but the blessings of my parents, our deity Mangesh, Sai Baba, and God.”
It is their blessing that people like whatever I sing. Otherwise who am I? I am nothing. There have been better singers than me, and some of them are not even with us. I am grateful to God and to my parents for whatever I have today.”

The End of an Era

On the morning of 6 February 2022, the world of music came to standstill when the news of Lata Mangeshkar’s demise broke on television sets. On the same day, her last rites were performed at Shivaji Park Crematorium, Mumbai with the full state honour, and it was attended by many dignitaries and celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan , Sachin Tendulkar , and PM Narendra Modi who paid their last tributes to the legendary singer at the crematorium. Later, two-day national mourning was observed for the departed soul. On 10 February 2022, her ashes were immersed in the holy Ramkund on the banks of the Godavari river in Maharashtra.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and Shah Rukh Khan (right) paying their last tributes to Lata Mangeshkar on 6 February 2022 at Shivaji Park in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and Shah Rukh Khan (right) pay their last tributes to Lata Mangeshkar on 6 February 2022 at Shivaji Park in Mumbai

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An Indian playback singer, who recorded an estimated 25,000 songs for more than 1,000 Hindi films over a career spanning 70 years. Mangeshkar rarely appeared on screen, preferring instead to record the songs that other actors would later lipsync. She became the first Indian artist to perform in the Royal Albert Hall in 1974. Her film credits list is vast, but notable songs featured in Anamika (1973), Aasha (1980), Dil Se.. (1998) and Rang De Basanti (2006). In 2001, she was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.

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Lata mangeshkar biography: legendary singer lata mangeshkar breathed her last in mumbai's breach candy hospital on 6 february 2022 (sunday) morning. she was 92. she was an indian playback singer and music director. she was one of the most respected playback singers in india. let us have a look at her biography including age, family, education, singing career, awards, honours, etc..

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Lata Mangeshkar Biography: Lata Mangeshkar is a big name for music enthusiasts all over the world, and the day marks her 94th birth anniversary. Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has recorded songs in over a thousand Hindi films and was one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India. She had a sweet and captivating voice which is the main reason for her popularity. 

At the age of 13, Lata Mangeshkar started her career in 1942 and has sung over 30,000 songs in various Indian languages. She is considered one of the greatest singers of Indian cinema and received Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour in 2001.

Lata Mangeshkar Biography

Lata mangeshkar biography: age, family, early life, and education.

Legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar was noted for her distinctive voice and vocal range that extended over more than three octaves. 

She was born on 28 September 1929 in Indore, India. She was the eldest of five siblings. Her father was Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and her mother was Shevanti. His father was a noted Marathi stage personality popularly known as Master Dinanath. 

She was introduced to music at an early age. At the age of 13, she recorded her first song for Vasant Joglekar’s Marathi film Kiti Hasaal. 

Lata Mangeshkar's birth name was "Hema". Later, her parents renamed her name and kept it, Lata, after a female character, Latika, in one of her father's plays, BhaawBandhan. Her siblings' names in birth order are Meena, Asha, Usha, and Hridaynath. All are accomplished singers and musicians. Her educational career is not much known but she proved that a degree is not the only way to earn. She received her first music lesson from her father. When she was five years old, she started to work as an actress in her father's musical plays.  

Lata Mangeshkar Biography: Singing Career and her Musical Journey

Early career of lata mangeshkar in the 1940s and 50s.

When Lata Mangeshkar was 13 years old, her father died due to a heart attack in 1942 . The owner of Navyug Chitrapat movie company named Master Vinayak or Vinayak Damodar Karnataki took care of them. He was a close friend of the Mangeshkar family. He helped Lata to get started in a career as a singer and actress. 

In 1942 , Lata Mangeshkar sang the song "Naachu Yaa Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari". It was composed by Sadashivrao Nevrekar for Vasant Joglekar's Marathi movie Kiti Hasaal. The song dropped from the final cut. A small role was also provided by Vinayak in Navyug Chitrapat's Marathi movie Pahli Mangalaa-gaur, she sang "Natali Chaitraachi Navalaai". It was composed by Dada Chandekar. "Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu" was her first song in Hindi.

As a teenager, she struggled and support her family. She established herself as a playback singer in the Hindi film industry of the 1940s.  She moved to Mumbai in 1945. She started taking lessons from Ustad Aman Ali Khan of Bhindibazaar Gharana in Hindustani classical music. For the movie Aap Ki Seva Mein (1946), she sang the song "Paa Lagoon Kar Jori" which was composed by Datta Davjekar. Also, in Badi Maa (1945) movie, Lata and her sister Asha played minor roles. In this movie, she also sang a Bhajan "Mata Tere Charnon Mein."

In 1948, Vinayak died and music director Ghulam Haider mentored her as a singer. He introduced Lata to producer Sashadhar Mukherjee. She recorded the hit “Uthaye ja unke sitam” in Andaz (1949), and her destiny was sealed. From this point, she gave her musical voice to every major leading lady, representing every generation of Hindi cinema from Nargis and Waheeda Rehman to Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta.

Her singing contributed a great deal to the commercial films like Mahal (1949), Barsaat (1949), Meena Bazaar (1950), Aadhi Raat (1950), Chhoti Bhabhi (1950), Afsana (1951), Aansoo (1953), and Adl-e-Jehangir (1955).

She also sang various Raag-based songs for Naushad in films like Deedar (1951), Baiju Bawra (1952), Amar (1954), Uran Khatola (1955), and Mother India (1957).  Her first song for the composer Naushad was Ae Chorre Ki Jaat Badi Bewafa, a duet with G. M. Durrani. The duo, Shankar–Jaikishan, chose Lata for Barsaat (1949), Aah (1953), Shree 420 (1955), and Chori Chori (1956).

Composer S.D Burman before 1957 chose Lata as the leading female singer for his musical scores in Sazaa (1951),  House No. 44 (1955), and Devdas (1955). In 1957, a rift developed between Lata Mangeshkar and Burman and she did not sing his compositions again until 1962.

Singing Career of Lata Mangeshkar in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s

How can we forget the song "Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya" from Mughal-e-Azam (1960). Lata Ji sang this song very beautifully and still, it remains in everyone's heart. It was composed by Naushad and lip-synced by Madhubala. Also, one of my favourite songs "Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh" from Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960) was also sung by Lata Ji very beautifully. It was composed by Shankar–Jaikishan and lip-synced by Meena Kumari.

Two popular bhajans were recorded by Lata Mangeshkar in 1961 namely  "Allah Tero Naam" and "Prabhu Tero Naam", for Burman's assistant, Jaidev. She was awarded her second Filmfare Award in 1962 for the song "Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil" from Bees Saal Baad, composed by Hemant Kumar.

Lata Ji sang a patriotic song against the backdrop of the Sino-Indian War in January 1963. The song was "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo" in the presence of Jawaharlal Nehru, then the Prime Minister of India. It is said that the song brought tears to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The song was composed by C. Ramchandra and written by Kavi Pradeep.

Lata Ji returned to collaborate with S. D Burman in 1963. She then sang in R.D Burman's first film Chhote Nawab (1961), and later in his films such as Bhoot Bungla (1965), Pati Patni (1966), Baharon Ke Sapne (1967), and Abhilasha (1969). 

Various popular songs were also recorded by her namely  "Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai", "Gata Rahe Mera Dil" (duet with Kishore Kumar) and "Piya Tose" from Guide (1965), "Hothon Pe Aisi Baat" from Jewel Thief (1967), and "Kitni Akeli Kitni Tanhaa" from Talash.

She also continued her association with Madan Mohan and sang beautiful songs including "Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha" from Anpadh (1962), "Lag Jaa Gale" and "Naina Barse Rim Jhim" from Woh Kaun Thi? (1964), "Woh Chup Rahen To" from Jahan Ara (1964), "Tu Jahan Jahan Chalega" from Mera Saaya (1966), and "Teri Aankho Ke Siva" from Chirag (1969).

The 1960s also witnessed the beginning of the association of Lata Ji with Laxmikant-Pyarelal, the music director for whom she sang the most popular songs. 

It is said that she sang over 700 songs for the composer duo over a period of 35 years, many of which become hits. She sang for several movies including Parasmani (1963), Mr. X in Bombay (1964), Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966), Milan (1967), Anita (1967), Shagird (1968), Mere Hamdam Mere Dost (1968), Intaquam (1969), Do Raaste (1969) and Jeene Ki Raah. For this, she got her third Filmfare Award.

She sang several playback songs for Marathi films. And during the 1960s and 1970s, she also sang various Bengali songs. She recorded duets with Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor, and Mohammed Rafi in the 1960s. 

Meena Kumari's last film was released in 1972 which featured popular songs like "Chalte Chalte" and Inhi Logon Ne", sung by Lata Ji and composed by Ghulam Mohammed. 

She also recorded various popular songs for S.D Burman's last films like "Rangeela Re" from Prem Pujari (1970), "Khilte Hain Gul Yahaan" from Sharmeelee (1971), and "Piya Bina" from Abhimaan (1973) and for Madan Mohan's last films, including Dastak (1970), Heer Raanjha (1970), Dil Ki Rahen (1973), Hindustan Ki Kasam (1973), Hanste Zakhm (1973), Mausam (1975) and Laila Majnu (1976).

Various songs by Lata Mangeshkar were composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Rahul Dev Burman in the 1970s. Various hit songs are also sung by her with Rahul Dev Burman in the films including Amar Prem (1972), Caravan (1971), Kati Patang (1971), and Aandhi (1975). The two are noted for their songs with the lyricists Majrooh Sultanpuri, Anand Bakshi, and Gulzar.

She won National Film Award in 1973 for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Beeti Na Bitai" from the film Parichay. It was composed by R.D Burman and written by Gulzar. She also sang Malayalam song in 1974 ""Kadali Chenkadali" for the film Nellu. It was composed by Salil Chowdhury, and written by Vayalar Ramavarma.

She again won National Award in 1975 for the song "Roothe Roothe Piya" from Kora Kagaz, composed by Kalyanji Anandji. She also staged several concerts from the 1970s onwards including various charity concerts. In 1974, her first concert was at the Royal Albert Hall, London and she was the first Indian to do so.

An album was also released by her of Mirabai's Bhajans, "Chala Vaahi Des". Composed by her brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

Satyam Shivan Sundaram in 1978 was directed by Rak Kapoor in which lata Ji sang the main theme song "Satyam Shivam Sundaram" which become the hit of the year. 

In the late 1970s and early 1980s , she worked with composers namely  Rahul Dev Burman, son of Sachin Dev Burman, Rajesh Roshan, son of Roshan, Anu Malik, son of Sardar Malik, and Anand–Milind, sons of Chitragupta. In the Assamese language also sung several songs. The song "Dil Hoom Hoom Kare" from Rudaali (1993) made the highest record sales that year.

From the 1980s, she sang for various movies including Karz (1980), Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981), Silsila (1981), Prem Rog (1982), Hero (1983), Pyar Jhukta Nahin (1985), Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985), Nagina (1986), and Ram Lakhan (1989). Her song "Zu Zu Zu Yashoda" from Sanjog (1985) was a hit at that time.

In the late 1980s, she also sang for Tamil movies. The biggest hits of Lata ji in 1980s were "Sheesha Ho Ya Dil Ho" in Asha (1980), "Tu Kitne Baras Ka" in Karz (1980), "Kitna Aasan Hai" in Dostana (1980), "Hum Ko Bhi Gham" in Aas Paas (1980), "Mere Naseeb Mein" in Naseeb (1980), "Zindagi Ki Na Toote" in Kranti (1981), "Solah Baras Ki" in Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981), "Ye Galiyan Ye Chaubara" in Prem Rog (1982), "Likhnewale Ne Likh Dale" in Arpan (1983), "Din Maheene Saal" in Avtaar (1983), "Pyar Karnewale" and "Nindiya Se Jagi" in Hero (1983), "Zu Zu Zu Yashoda" in Sanjog (1985), "Zindagi Har Qadam" in Meri Jung (1985), "Baith Mere Paas" in Yaadon Ki Kasam (1985), "Ungli Mein Anghoti" in Ram Avtar (1988) and "O Ramji Tere Lakhan Ne" in Ram Lakhan (1989).

Some songs were also composed by Bappi Lehri for Lata Ji like "Dooriyan Sab Mita Do" in Saboot (1980), "Baithe Baithe Aaj Aayi" in Patita (1980), "Jaane Kyun Mujhe" in Agreement (1980), "Thoda Resham Lagta Hai" in Jyoti (1981), "Dard Ki Ragini" in Pyaas (1982), and "Naino Mein Sapna" (duet with Kishore Kumar) in Himmatwala (1983).

She also sang hits during the 1980s like "Sun Sahiba Sun" in Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985) for Ravindra Jain, "Chand Apna Safar" in Shama (1981), "Shayad Meri Shaadi" and "Zindagi Pyar Ka" in Souten (1983), "Hum Bhool Gaye Re" in Souten Ki Beti (1989) for Usha Khanna. Hridaynath Mangeshkar had "Kale Kale Gehre Saye" in Chakra (1981), "Ye Ankhen Dekh Kar", and "Kuchh Log Mohabbat Ko" in Dhanwan (1981), "Mujhe Tum Yaad Karna" in Mashaal (1984), Assamese song "Jonakore Rati" (1986) with music and lyrics by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, "Jaane Do Mujhe" in Shahenshah (1989) for Amar-Utpal, "Sajan Mera Us Paar" in Ganga Jamuna Saraswati (1988) and "Mere Pyar Ki Umar" in Waaris (1989) for Uttam Jagdish.

 Lata Mangeshkar's Career in 1990s and 2000s

During the 1990s she recorded with various music directors like Anand-Milind, Nadeem-Shravan, Jatin-Lalit, etc. She also launched her own production house in 1990 for Hindi movies which produced the Gulzar-directed movie Lekin..... She won her third National FIlm Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Yaara Sili Sili". It was composed by her brother Hridaynath.

She also sung for almost all the Yash Chopra films. Even A. R Rahman had recorded a few songs with her during this period like "Jiya Jale" in Dil Se.., "Khamoshiyan Gungunane Lagin" in One 2 Ka 4, "Ek Tu Hi Bharosa" in Pukar, "Pyaara Sa Gaon" in Zubeidaa, "So Gaye Hain" in Zubeidaa, etc.

She also released  Shraddanjali - My Tribute to the Immortals in 1994. The main feature of the film is that Lata Ji offers her tribute to immortal singers of the time by rendering a few songs in her voice. She sang "Kuch Na Kaho" for Rahul Dev Burman the last song in 1994 in 1942: A Love Story.

A perfume brand name was also launched named Lata Eau de Parfum in 1999. She was also awarded Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement the same year. She was also nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1999. 

She was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour in 2001.  She also established the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune in the same year. It was managed by the Lata Mangeshkar Medical Foundation.

Lata Mangeshkar's Career in the 2010s

She released the album Sarhadein: Music Beyond Boundaries on 12 April 2011. It contains duet Tera Milna Bahut Acha Lage" by Mangeshkar and Mehdi Hassan. She also recorded a song for composer Nadeem-Shravan "Kaise Piya Se" for Bewafaa (2005). Shamir Tandon also recorded a song with her "Tere Hasne Sai Mujheko" for the movie Satrangee Parachute (2011). 

She also recorded a song in her own studio. The song was "Jeena kya hai, jaana maine" for Dunno Y2-Life Is A Moment (2015).

Lata Mangeshkar Biography: Production

She has produced four films:

1953 - Vaadal in Marathi

1953 - Jhaanjhar in Hindi and, co-produced with C. Ramchandra

1955 - Kanchan Ganga in Hindi

Lata Mangeshkar Biography: Awards and Honours

She won several awards and honours and some of them are listed below:

2009 - ANR National Award 

2007 - Legion of Honour  

2001 - Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award

1999 - Padma Vibhushan 

1999 - Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievements

1999 - NTR National Award 

1997 - Maharashtra Bhushan Award 

1989 - Dadasaheb Phalke Award 

1972, 1974, and 1990 - Three National Film Awards 

15 Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards

1959, 1963, 1966, and 1970 - Four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards.

1993 - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

1994 and 2004 - Filmfare Special Awards 

1984 - State Government of Madhya Pradesh instituted the Lata Mangeshkar Award of Lata Mangeshkar

1992 - the State Government of Maharashtra also instituted a Lata Mangeshkar Award

1969 - Padma Bhushan 

2009 - She was awarded the title of Officer of the French Legion of Honour, France's highest order

2012 - She was ranked number 10 in Outlook India's poll of the Greatest Indian.

Remembering Lata Didi on her birth anniversary. Her contribution to Indian music spans decades, creating an everlasting impact. Her soulful renditions evoked deep emotions and will forever hold a special place in our culture. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 28, 2023

She is also a recipient of honorary doctorates from  Sangeet Natak Akademi (1989), Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh, and Shivaji University in Kolhapur.

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Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar is one of the best playback singer in India . She was born in 28 September 1929 at Indore part of Madhya Pradesh, India . Lata was named “Hema” at her birth. Her parents later renamed her Lata after a female character, Latika , in one of her father’s plays, BhaawBandhan . She was born as the first of five children. Her parents were Pt. Dinanath Mangeshkar ,a classical singer and theater actor and Shudhhamati , Deenanath’s second wife. Lata Mangeshkar always sings barefoot. She began her career in 1942 with Kiti Hasaal . Lata has performed in more than 1000 films in 20 languages. Lata’s name is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records for having sung the maximum number of songs in the world. She has sung for over 50 years for actresses from Nargis to Priyanka Chopra , as well as having recorded albums of all kinds (ghazals, pop, etc). Famous Indian singer Asha Bhosle is her sister. And brother Hridayanath Mangeshkar has also big names in the world of Indian music.

Name: Lata Mangeshkar Other Names: Didi, Nightingale of India Born: September 28, 1929 Star Sign: Libra Birth Place: Indore, Madhya Pradesh Height: 5 feet 6 inches Eye Color: Black Hair Color: Black Favorite Colour: White Education: Profession: Singer Years Active: 1942 to present Citizenship: Indian Language: Hindi

Family of Lata Mangeshkar

  • Parents: Pt. Dinanath Mangeshkar, Shudhhamati
  • Sister: Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and Meena Mangeshkar
  • Brother: Hridayanath Mangeshkar

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Lata Mangeshkar Biography: A Symphony of Success and Struggles

Lata Mangeshkar was like a timeless song in the world of Indian music. She was born on September 28, 1929, in Indore, British India. Her journey from a small town to becoming the “Nightingale of India” is a fascinating story of incredible talent, strong determination, and a deep love for music. Lata Mangeshkar started singing in movies in 1942 with the song “Pahili Mangalagaur,” and from there, her melodious voice became famous worldwide.  In this article “Lata Mangeshkar Biography: A Symphony of Success and Struggles”, we will try to collect everything about her.

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1. Personal Information

  • Full Name:           Lata Mangeshkar
  • Date of Birth:      September 28, 1929
  • Place of Birth:     Indore, British India
  • Nationality:         Indian
  • Occupation:         Playback Singer
  • Genres:                 Playback, Bhajan, Classical
  • Active Years:       1942 – 2021
  • Age:                       92 Year
  • Death:                   06 February, 2022
  • School:         B. B. Girls High School, Mumbai
  • Training:     Trained in classical music under Ustad Amanat Ali Khan and Amanat Ali Khan
  • Total Songs Recorded:     Over 30,000
  • Awards:                               Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award
  • Guinness World Record: Most recorded artist in music history
  • Filmfare Awards:              Multiple awards for Best Female Playback Singer
  • Father:       Dinanath Mangeshkar
  • Mother:      Shevanti Mangeshkar
  • Siblings:    Asha Bhosle (Sister), Hridaynath Mangeshkar (Brother), Usha Mangeshkar (Sister), Meena                              Khadikar
  • Debut Song:    “Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu” (1942)
  • Iconic Songs:  “Lag Jaa Gale,” “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo,” “Tere Bina                                                                                                  Zindagi Se,” “Tere Liye”
  • Contribution:   Known as the “Nightingale of India” for her soulful and                                                                                                melodious voice

Early Life of Lata Mangeshkar:

  • Lata Mangeshkar, a famous singer in Indian movies, was born on September 28, 1929, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • Her father, Deenanath Mangeshkar, was a singer and actor, and her mother, Shevanti, was also a singer.
  • Lata was exposed to music from a young age because of her family’s musical background.
  • When Lata was 13, her father passed away, and she had to take on the responsibility of supporting her family.
  • To make a living, Lata and her family moved to Mumbai, where the Bollywood film industry was growing.
  • Initially, Lata faced challenges and rejections because of her unique voice.
  • Her breakthrough came with the song “Aayega Aanewaala” from the movie “Mahal” in 1949.
  • This success marked the start of Lata’s successful career, and she became a popular playback singer for leading actresses.
  • Lata Mangeshkar had sung thousands of songs in different languages and received many awards for her contribution to Indian music.

Qualification of Lata Mangeshkar:

  • Lata Mangeshkar was born on September 28, 1929, in Indore, India.
  • She went to school in Indore.
  • Her dad, Deenanath Mangeshkar, was into music and acting. He taught her music when she was little.
  • Lata liked music from the start.
  • Her dad taught her classical music.
  • She learned from other famous music teachers too.
  • Lata began singing for movies in the 1940s.
  • It was tough at first, but she became one of the best playback singers in Indian movies.
  • Though she didn’t go to college, Lata got special degrees and awards for her amazing music work.
  • These honors celebrated her outstanding singing in the Indian film industry.

Story Behind Lata Mangeshkar’s Struggle as Career in Singing

How she got the name “nightingale of india”, lata mangeshkar was married or not , lata mangeshkar songs top 50:.

  • Lag Jaa Gale – Woh Kaun Thi (1964)
  • Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha – Anpadh (1962)
  • Tere Bina Zindagi Se – Aandhi (1975)
  • Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon – Non-film patriotic song (1963)
  • Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya – Mughal-e-Azam (1960)
  • Tere Liye – Veer-Zaara (2004)
  • Tum Jo Aaye – Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)
  • Dil To Pagal Hai – Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
  • Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara – Prem Rog (1982)
  • Mera Saaya Saath Hoga – Mera Saaya (1966)
  • Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein – Kabhi Kabhie (1976)
  • Chalte Chalte Yun Hi Koi – Pakeezah (1972)
  • Aapke Haseen Rukh Pe – Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966)
  • Ae Dil E Nadan – Razia Sultan (1983)
  • Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai – Aandhi (1975)
  • Bindiya Chamkegi – Do Raaste (1969)
  • Bekhudi Mein Sanam – Haseena Maan Jayegi (1968)
  • Mere Haathon Mein Nau Nau Chudiyan – Chandni (1989)
  • O Mere Sona Re Sona Re – Teesri Manzil (1966)
  • Aaja Piya Tohe Pyar Doon – Baharon Ke Sapne (1967)
  • Zindagi Ke Safar Mein – Aap Ki Kasam (1974)
  • Rangeela Re – Rangeela (1995)
  • Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na – Ghar (1978)
  • Jaane Kya Baat Hai – Sunny (1984)
  • Tum Mile – Tum Mile (2009)
  • Tumhi Meri Mandir – Khandan (1965)
  • Tere Mere Beech Mein – Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)
  • Mera Kuch Samaan – Ijaazat (1987)
  • Naino Mein Badra Chhaye – Mera Saaya (1966)
  • Aapki Ankhon Mein Kuch – Ghar (1978)
  • Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
  • Satyam Shivam Sundaram – Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)
  • Tera Ban Jaunga – Kabir Singh (2019)
  • Ae Mere Humsafar – Baazigar (1992)
  • Jai Jai Shiv Shankar – Aap Ki Kasam (1974)
  • Dil Deewana – Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
  • Tera Mera Pyar Amar – Asli Naqli (1962)
  • Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai – Dil Tera Diwana (1962)
  • Do Pal – Veer-Zaara (2004)
  • Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
  • Dil Cheez Kya Hai – Umrao Jaan (1981)
  • Mere Sapno Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu – Aradhana (1969)
  • Chandni Raat Mein – Dil-e-Nadaan (1982)
  • Mujhse Juda Hokar – Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994)
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Lata Mangeshkar, often referred to as the “Nightingale of India,” is one of the most celebrated playback singers in the history of Indian cinema. Her mellifluous voice has charmed audiences for decades, making her an iconic figure in the world of music. Born on September 28, 1929, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Lata Mangeshkar’s journey to stardom is a remarkable tale of talent, perseverance, and dedication.

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Lata Mangeshkar’s second death anniversary was on February 6, 2024. Lata Mangeshkar, known as the Nightingale of India, was a legendary Indian playback singer who was born on September 28, 1929 in Indore, British India. She died on February 6, 2022 in Mumbai, India at the age of 92.  Mangeshkar was known for her distinctive voice and vocal range that extended over more than three octaves. She was also a composer and film producer.

Early Life and Background

Lata Mangeshkar, the legendary playback singer renowned for her distinctive voice and extensive vocal range spanning more than three octaves, was born on 28 September 1929 in Indore, India. She was the eldest among five siblings, born to Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti. Her father, often referred to as Master Dinanath, was a prominent figure in Marathi theatre.

Introduced to music at a tender age, Lata, initially named “Hema,” recorded her first song at the age of 13 for Vasant Joglekar’s Marathi film, Kiti Hasaal. Later, her parents renamed her Lata, inspired by a character named Latika in one of her father’s plays, BhaawBandhan. Her siblings, in order of birth, are Meena, Asha, Usha, and Hridaynath, all of whom have carved their own niches as accomplished singers and musicians.

Though her formal education details remain scant, Lata Mangeshkar’s journey exemplifies that formal degrees are not the sole path to success. She received her initial music lessons from her father and commenced acting in his musical productions at the age of five.

Lata Mangeshkar’s early exposure to music and theatre laid the groundwork for her illustrious career, which would eventually span decades and earn her numerous accolades. Her upbringing in a family deeply immersed in musical traditions played a pivotal role in shaping her into the iconic figure she became.

Lata Mangeshkar’s Musical Upbringing

Lata’s initial musical training came from her father, who recognized her exceptional talent at a young age. Under his guidance, she received rigorous training in classical music, which laid the foundation for her future success. However, tragedy struck the family when Lata’s father passed away when she was just 13 years old, leaving them in a state of financial hardship.

Lata Mangeshkar’s Struggles and Early Career

Following her father’s demise, Lata Mangeshkar took it upon herself to support her family through her musical talents. She began her career as a playback singer in the 1940s, struggling initially to make a mark in the industry dominated by established singers. Despite facing numerous rejections and setbacks, Lata persevered with resilience and determination.

Lata Mangeshkar’s Rise to Stardom

Lata’s breakthrough came with the song “Aayega Aanewala” from the film “Mahal” (1949), composed by music director Khemchand Prakash. This haunting melody catapulted her to fame, earning her widespread recognition as a singer of exceptional caliber. Subsequently, she collaborated with legendary composers such as S.D. Burman, Shankar-Jaikishan, and R.D. Burman, among others, delivering one hit after another.

Lata Mangeshkar’s Versatility and Mastery

What set Lata Mangeshkar apart from her contemporaries was not only her angelic voice but also her remarkable versatility. Whether it was classical, semi-classical, ghazals, bhajans, or film songs across various genres, she effortlessly rendered each composition with unparalleled grace and emotion. Her ability to convey the intricacies of human emotions through her voice made her an indispensable asset to the Indian film industry.

Legacy and Achievements

Throughout her illustrious career spanning over seven decades, Lata Mangeshkar has amassed numerous accolades and honors. She has won several National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, and Padma Awards, including the prestigious Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 2001. Her contributions to music have not only earned her the adoration of millions of fans worldwide but have also left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of India.

Philanthropy and Personal Life

Beyond her musical accomplishments, Lata Mangeshkar has also been actively involved in philanthropic endeavors, supporting various charitable causes and initiatives. Despite her immense fame, she has always maintained a low-key personal life, preferring to let her music speak for itself. Her humility, dedication to her craft, and unwavering commitment to excellence continue to inspire generations of aspiring musicians.

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Lata Mangeshkar’s journey from humble beginnings to becoming a music icon is a testament to the power of talent, hard work, and perseverance. Her timeless melodies have transcended generations, weaving themselves into the fabric of Indian culture. As the Nightingale of India, her legacy will forever resonate in the hearts of music lovers around the world, ensuring that her voice remains immortalized for generations to come.

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Lata Mangeshkar Biography – Paragraph & Essay

Write a biography of LATA MANGESHKAR based on the following points:

[ Points: ‘Queen of Melody’ – Born: 28 September 1929 – Place: Indore – Father: Deenanath Mangeshkar (classical singer and theatrical personality) – Mother: Shevanti Mangeshkar – started career as a singer and as an actress – recorded songs in 36 Indian languages and a few foreign languages sang in movies like ‘Mother India’, ‘Anarkali’, ‘Shor’, ‘Abhiman’, ‘Veer-Zaara’ etc.– Awards: ‘Bharat Ratna’, ‘Dadasaheb Phalke’, ‘Padma Vibhushan’ – Died: 6 February 2022, in Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.]

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Lata Mangeshkar (Sample 1)

Lata Mangeshkar, popularly known as “Queen of Melody”, was born on 28 September 1929 in Indore. She is a legendary Indian playback singer. She was the daughter of renowned classical singer and theatrical personality, Deenanath Mangeshkar (father), and Shevanti Mangeshkar (mother). Lata Mangeshkar began her career as a singer and actress and quickly became a popular personality. She recorded songs in 36 Indian languages and a few foreign languages and lent her voice to some of the most iconic songs in Indian cinema. Her songs in movies like ‘Mother India’, ‘Anarkali’, ‘Shor’, ‘Abhiman’, ‘Veer-Zaara’, and many more are still popular among music lovers. Lata Mangeshkar was awarded the ‘Bharat Ratna,’ ‘Dadasaheb Phalke,’ and ‘Padma Vibhushan’ for her contribution to Indian music and cinema. She passed away on 6 February 2022, leaving behind a legacy of timeless music and an unmatched contribution to the Indian music industry.

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Lata Mangeshkar (Sample 2)

Lata Mangeshkar was a renowned Indian playback singer. She was born on 28 September 1929 in Indore. Her father was Deenanath Mangeshkar, a renowned classical singer and theatrical personality and her mother was Shevanti Mangeshkar. She is known as the “Queen of Melody” and started her career as a singer and actress. Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was versatile, and she recorded songs in 36 Indian languages and a few foreign languages. Her contribution to Indian cinema is immense, and she sang for movies like ‘Mother India’, ‘Anarkali’, ‘Shor’, ‘Abhiman’, ‘Veer-Zaara’, and many more. She also lent her voice to devotional songs, ghazals, and pop music. Lata Mangeshkar received several prestigious awards for her contribution to Indian music and cinema, including the ‘Bharat Ratna,’ ‘Dadasaheb Phalke,’ and ‘Padma Vibhushan.’ Her immense talent and contribution have left a lasting impact on the Indian music industry. On 6 February 2022, Lata Mangeshkar passed away at the age of 92 in Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, leaving behind a rich legacy of music and a void that can never be filled.

Lata Mangeshkar (Sample 3)

Lata Mangeshkar, popularly known as the “Queen of Melody,” was born on 28 September 1929 in Indore, India. She was the daughter of Deenanath Mangeshkar, a renowned classical singer and theatrical personality, and Shevanti Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar’s family had a strong musical background, and she inherited her passion for music from her father.

Lata Mangeshkar started her career as a singer and as an actress. Her debut as a playback singer was in the Marathi film ‘Kiti Hasaal’ in 1942, and she quickly rose to fame due to her exceptional singing talent. She recorded songs in 36 Indian languages and a few foreign languages, and her voice is considered to be one of the most versatile in the Indian music industry.

Lata Mangeshkar’s career spanned over seven decades, during which she lent her voice to some of the most iconic songs in Indian cinema. Her songs in movies like ‘Mother India’, ‘Anarkali’, ‘Shor’, ‘Abhiman’, ‘Veer-Zaara’ and many more have become classics and are still popular among music lovers.

Apart from being a successful playback singer and actress, Lata Mangeshkar has received numerous accolades for her contribution to Indian music. She was awarded the highest civilian award in India, the ‘Bharat Ratna,’ in 2001, and the prestigious ‘Dadasaheb Phalke’ award in 1989 for her contribution to Indian cinema. She was also awarded the ‘Padma Vibhushan’ in 1999, which is the second-highest civilian award in India.

On 6 February 2022, Lata Mangeshkar passed away at the age of 92 in Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, leaving behind a legacy of timeless music and an unmatched contribution to the Indian music industry. Her voice will continue to inspire and entertain generations to come.

Lata Mangeshkar (Sample 4)

Lata Mangeshkar was a legendary Indian playback singer known as the “Queen of Melody.” She was born on 28 September 1929 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, to Deenanath Mangeshkar, a renowned classical singer and theatrical personality, and Shevanti Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar had four siblings, all of whom were involved in the Indian music industry. Her siblings Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, and Meena Khadikar were all accomplished singers.

Lata Mangeshkar started her career as a singer and actress in the 1940s. Her first film song was “Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu” for the Marathi film ‘Kiti Hasaal’ in 1942. She quickly became a popular playback singer and lent her voice to several movies. She sang for movies in various Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. She also sang in a few foreign languages, including English and Russian.

Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was known for its versatility and range, and she could effortlessly switch between classical, semi-classical, and popular music. She sang for movies like ‘Anarkali,’ ‘Madhumati,’ ‘Mother India,’ ‘Shor,’ ‘Abhiman,’ ‘Veer-Zaara,’ and many more. Her contribution to Indian cinema is immense, and she is considered to be one of the greatest playback singers of all time.

Apart from film songs, Lata Mangeshkar also lent her voice to devotional songs, ghazals, and pop music. She collaborated with several music composers and singers over the years and produced many successful albums. Some of her most popular non-film songs include “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo,” “Lag Ja Gale,” “Tere Bina Zindagi Se,” and “Kuchh Dil Ne Kaha.”

Lata Mangeshkar’s contribution to Indian music has been recognized with several prestigious awards. She received the ‘Bharat Ratna,’ India’s highest civilian award, in 2001. She was also honored with the ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award,’ India’s highest award for cinematic excellence, in 1989. She received the ‘Padma Bhushan’ in 1969, ‘Padma Vibhushan’ in 1999, and ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’ in 2001.

On 6 February 2022, Lata Mangeshkar passed away at the age of 92 in Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. Her death was mourned by millions of fans worldwide, and she was remembered as one of the greatest icons of Indian music.

In conclusion, Lata Mangeshkar’s contribution to Indian music is immense, and her legacy will continue to inspire generations of singers and music lovers. She was a versatile singer who could effortlessly switch between different genres of music and languages. Her voice was known for its purity and emotion, and her songs continue to be popular among people of all ages. Lata Mangeshkar’s immense talent and contribution to Indian music have earned her a place in the hearts of millions of people worldwide.

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Koushik Kumar Kundu was among the toppers when he completed his Masters from Vidyasagar University after completing his Bachelors degree with Honours in English Literature from The University of Burdwan. He also completed B.Ed from the University of Burdwan.

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She is recipient of many awards and honours both within the country and abroad. The Government of India has conferred on her the title of ‘Padma Shri’. The Government of Madhya Pradesh has instituted an annual award of ₹ 1 Lakh in her name. She has also received the prestigious ‘Filmfare Award’ for best singer many times. ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’ was conferred upon her in the year 1989 and ‘Rajiv Gandhi Sadhbhavana Award’ in 1997. Her hit songs of the films Anarkali, Mughul-E-Azam, Bees Saal Baad, Amar Prem, Mehbooba, Sangam, Jurmana, Arpan, Ek Duje Ke Liya, Ram Teri Ganga Maili etc. are worth mentioning. The songs sung by Lata in the films ‘1942- a Love Story, Dilwale Dulhanya Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai etc’, have become enormously popular and shows that Lata’s voice has improved further in spite of her age.

Lata Mangeshkar (born September 28, 1929) is a singer from India. Focusing mainly on Hindi and Marathi film music, she is one of the world’s foremost Indian vocalists. She has sung in over twenty major Indian languages and has been deemed the Nightingale of India, an epithet also used for Sarojini Naidu and M. S. Subbulakshmi .

Mangeshkar was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh to classical singer and theatre actor Dinanath Mangeshkar and his second wife Shudhmati Mangeshkar. The Mangeshkars were a middle-class Maharashtrian family, and were Saraswat Brahmins by caste. Lata was the firstborn child, to be followed by siblings Hridayanath Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle , Usha Mangeshkar and Meena Mangeshkar.

Raised in Maharashtra, at the age of 5 Mangeshkar started working as an actress in several plays known as “sangeet nataks” in which her father was performing. Her father also started giving her singing lessons. Dinanath’s recitals and lessons left a strong impression on his daughter, as did the music of K. L. Saigal, who was her father’s favorite singer and her idol.

Mangeshkar’s first cinematic song was for the Marathi film Kiti Hasaal (1942), produced by Vasant Joglekar. However, her father disliked the idea of any of his daughters singing for movies, so the song was dropped from the film.

In 1942, Mangeshkar’s father died of heart disease. Due to the death of her father and the resultant financial distress, Lata played cameo roles in many Hindi and Marathi films, despite not personally enjoying acting. Her first cameo was in Pahili Mangalagaur (1942), where she played the younger sister to actress Snehprabha Pradhan. Mangeshkar went on to perform in other feature films including Maaze Baal, Jeevan Yatra (1946), and Chhatrapati Shivaji (1952). In Badi Maa, she acted with Noor Jehan and her younger sister, Asha. Not only did she sing for herself, but she also sang playback for Asha.

In 1945, composer Ghulam Haider took Mangeshkar to meet producer S. Mukherji, who was planning to make a movie starring actress Kamini Kaushal. Haider wanted the producer to give the then sixteen-year-old Lata a chance to sing. Mukherji dismissed her voice, much to the annoyance of Haider. He prophesied: “Let me foretell today that this girl will soon put to shame everyone else, including Noor Jehan. Producers and directors will fall at her feet, begging her to sing in their films.”

In 1947, Vasant Joglekar called again, employing her to sing in his film, Aapki Seva Mein. The songs composed by Datta Daavjekar such as “Paa Laagoon Kar Jodi Re” (a thumri in Raga Peelu) helped establish Mangeshkar as a playback singer in Bollywood. The film Majboor also provided Lata with hits such as “Angrezi Chhora Chala Gaya,” “Dil Mera Toda Haaye,” and “Mujhe Kahin Ka Na Chhoda Tere Pyar Ke.”

In 1949, Mangeshakar got her big break with the song “Aayega Aanewala” from the film Mahal. The song was composed by Aayega Aanewala and picturized on Bollywood starlet Madhubala . “Aayega Aanewala” was a big hit, and a major turning point for the careers of both Mangeshkar and Madhubala. The same year, actor / director / producer Raj Kapoor began his ascent to stardom with his film Barsaat. Mangeshkar built on her success by recording several hit songs for the composer duo Shankar Jaikishan, including “Jiya Beqarar Hai” and “Chhod Gaye Balam.”

Also in 1949, Lata lent her voice to the enormously popular song “Lara Lappa Lara Lappa” from the film Ek Thi Ladki, composed by Vinod. The song was such a hit that the actress that the song was picturized on, Meena Shorey, became known as the “Lara Lappa Lara Lappa” girl. She also rendered songs for such composers as Husnalal Bhagatram and Anil Biswas in this period as well.

The 1950s saw Mangeshkar soar to the top of the heap of Bollywood singers. She recorded songs for all the major composers of the period, including Shankar Jaikishan, Naushad , S D Burman, C. Ramchandra, Hemant Kumar, and Salil Chowdhury.

Shankar Jaikishan used Lata as their female singer in all the movies they scored, mainly for Raj Kapoor. These movies include Aag, Aah (1953), Shree 420 (1955), and Chori Chori (1956). Some famous Lata tunes from these movies include “Mera Ang Ang Muskaya” (from Aah), “Ichak Dana Bichak Dana” (from Shree 420), and “Panchhi Banoon Udti Phiroon” (from Chori Chori).

Lata also became the main female singer for Naushad during the 1950s, beginning with Baiju Bawra (1952). Naushad’s tunes were all classical raga-based compositions, and Mangeshkar turned out hits such as “Mohe Bhool Gaye Sanwariya” and “Bachpan Ki Mohabbat Ko” for Baiju Bawra.

S.D. Burman used Lata as his female singer for hit songs such as “Tum Na Jaane Kis Jahan Mein Kho Gaye” from Sazaa (1951), “Phaili Hui Hai Sapnon Ki Baahen” from House No. 44 (1955), and “Ab Aage Teri Marzi” from Devdas (1955). In 1957, however, Mangeshkar and Burman had a major falling-out, and Lata refused to record for him again until 1962. During this time, Burman groomed Asha Bhosle, Lata’s younger sister, as his main female voice, and also utilized Geeta Dutt as well.

It was also during the 1950s that Lata formed her association with one of her absolute favourite composers, Salil Chowdhury. In 1953, Mangeshkar recorded “Aa Ri Aa Nindiya” from Do Bigha Zameen for “Salilda.” 1958 saw the release of the Bimal Roy-directed blockbuster Madhumati, starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayantimala. Chowdhury provided the music for the film, and “Aaja Re Pardesi” stands as one of Lata’s most famous songs. It netted her her first Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer.

The 1950s saw Mangeshkar make her case to enter the upper echelons of Bollywood music. However, it was the 1960s that saw Lata become the undisputed queen of Bollywood playback singing. She recorded songs for nearly every major composer in the industry, many of which became all-time hits.

1960 saw Lata render numerous hits for various music directors. She teamed up with Naushad to produce “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya” for the lavish Mughal-era romance Mughal-E-Azam, perhaps the most popular song from that film. She also recorded several duets with Mohammad Rafi under Naushad’s baton for Kohinoor, including the timeless “Do Sitaron Ka Zameen Par.” For Shankar Jaikishan, she rendered the Hawaiian-themed number “Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh” from Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, picturized on Bollywood’s tragedy queen, Meena Kumari. Finally, her partnership with Salil Chowdhury continued to bear fruit in the classical-tinged “O Sajana Barkha Bahaar” from Parakh.

In 1961, Mangeshkar took the first step on the road to reconciliation with S D Burman, as she recorded a bhajan, “Allah Tero Naam,” for Burman’s assistant, Jaidev. One of Lata’s finest devotional pieces, it is said to have awakened eminent classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj from his sleep, with tears streaming down his cheeks.

1962 saw Lata record perhaps her most famous song, a patriotic song – “Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon” that was composed by C. Ramchandra and had its lyrics written by Pradeep. A moving tribute to Indian soldiers who fell in the Sino-Indian War, the song is said to have moved the then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru , to tears when sang at the Indian Parliament. That year, she bagged her second Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the haunting “Kahin Deep Jale, Kahin Dil” from the movie Bees Saal Baad, composed by Hemant Kumar.

In 1963, Mangeshkar returned to collaboration with S.D. Burman , mainly as a result of a truce brokered by Burman’s son, budding Bollywood composer (and future brother-in-law) R.D. Burman. The sugary sweet “Mora Gora Ang Lai Le” picturized on Nutan was a huge hit from the movie Bandini, directed by Bimal Roy. In 1965, she produced some more hits under Burman’s direction for Guide, including “Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai” and “Gaata Rahe Mera Dil” (the latter a duet with Kishore Kumar).

Along with Salil Chowdhury, Madan Mohan was another of Mangeshkar’s favourite composers. Madan Mohan created the ghazal “Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha” from Anpadh in 1962; the pair would produce many other memorable songs over the years. 1964 in particular saw the release of Raj Khosla’s Woh Kaun Thi?, which featured music by Madan Mohan. “Naina Barse Rim Jhim” was a haunting yet emotional number from this movie which also garnered huge popularity.

The 1960s also witnessed the beginning of Mangeshkar’s relationship with Laxmikant-Pyarelal, the duo for which she would sing the most songs in her career. She recorded for them in their first Bollywood film, Parasmani, in 1963, and continued to work with them in films such as Dosti (1964), Farz (1967), and Milan (1967), continuing on into the 1970s.

Mangeshkar performed tracks for star Meena Kumari, again, this time in the film Pakeezah (1971), with music by Ghulam Mohammed.

S.D. Burman’s final films were in the 1970s, before falling into a coma and dying in 1975. Lata performed in the films Prem Pujari, Sharmilee (1971), and Abhimaan (1973). In Abhimaan she performed vocals at the age of 44, for 25-year-old actress Jaya Bachchan.

Teaming up once more with Salil Chowdhury she performed in the film Annadata (1971) and the title song of Chhoti Si Baat (1974). She also released an album of Meera bhajans composed by her brother. The album was titled “Chala Vaahi Des”. Some of the bhajans in the album include “saanware rang raachi” and “ud jaa re kaaga”.

Continuing their relationship from the 60’s into the 70’s, Lata and Laxmi-Pyare were together again (with Rahul Dev Burman in the mix). Writers Anand Bakshi and Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote most of the tracks, penning songs for the films Amar Prem (1971), Caravan (1971), and Raj Kapoor’s Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978). Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar performed songs for R D Burman and lyricist Gulzar in the film Aandhi in 1975. R D Burman also effectively tapped the melody in Lata’s throat in the songs of the wonderful film Kinara, famous for “Naam gum jaayega” and “abke na saawan barse”.

Mangeshkar performed in 1976 for composer Khayyam and songwriter Sahi Ludhiyanvi for the film Kabhi Kabhie, and again with Khayyam in Shankar Hussain in 1977 and “Chambal ki Kasam” in 1979. She also sang for Naushad in “Chambal ki Raani”.

In 1980s, Lata voluntarily cut down on her singing to allow new younger talent to come up. In 1983, Lata once again worked with Khayyam for the movie Razia Sultan, singing the song Aye dil-e-naadaan.

Ravindra Jain, the blind composer who was given a big break by Raj Kapoor in Ram Teri Ganga Maili, got Lata to sing popular songs like Sun Sahiba Sun.

Ramlaxman was another new composer who worked with Lata in many Rajshri Production movies, including Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Hum Saath-Saath Hain. Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989) was Salman Khan’s second film and set a record of sorts. The songs sung by Lata and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam became popular – Dil Deewana, Kabootar ja ja, Aaja shaam hone aai and the title song.

In late 1970s and early 1980s, Lata worked with the children of composers she had earlier worked with. Apart from Sachin and Rahul Dev Burman, Lata worked has worked with Chitragupta and his sons Anand-Milind, Roshan and his son Rajesh Roshan, and Sardar Malik and his son Anu Mallik. Rajesh Roshan’s first film Julie had some numbers sung by Lata, including Bhool gaya sab kuchh (duet with Kishore Kumar) and Yeh Raatein Nai Puraani.

In 1990, Lata launched her own production house. Her first (and the only) movie as a producer Lekin — flopped, but the music (composed by her brother, Hridaynath) was well-appreciated. The song Yaara seeli seeli, written by Gulzar, is considered to be one of the best songs that Lata has ever sung.

In 1990s, Lata also recorded many non-film songs, including ghazals with Jagjit Singh. One such ghazal is Dhuan banake fiza mein, recorded in 1992. The songs that Lata recorded for Ramlaxman in the Rajashri Productions film Hum Aapke Hain Kaun were hits. Lata also sang for all of the Yash Chopra films, including Lamhe, Darr, Yeh Dillagi, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Dil To Pagal Hai.

A.R. Rahman has recorded a number of songs with Lata, including Jiya Jale (from Dil Se, danced by Preity Zinta), Khamoshiyan Gungunane Lagin (from One Two ka Four), and “O Paalanhaare” (from Oscar nominated film Lagaan).

She has also sung for different successful films like 1942: A Love Story, Karan Arjun, Dushman and Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai

Lata has continued to perform in later years. She sings some of her old songs on the Mujhse Dosti Karoge! soundtrack, alongwith two new numbers Jaane dil mein kab se hai tu (with Sonu Nigam) and Andekhi anjaani si (with Udit Narayan). A more recent example is in the film Veer Zaara – Tere Liye with Roopkumar Rathod, with songs composed by late Madan Mohan. She has also sung a few songs for movies like Zubeidaa, Lagaan, Page 3, Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Bewafaa, Lucky: No Time for Love and Rang De Basanti.

In 2001, Mangeshkar was rewarded with India’s highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna.

Awards and Recognition

  • 1969 – Padma Bhushan
  • 1974 – Recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records for having sung the maximum number of songs in the world
  • 1980 – Presented key of the city of Georgetown, Guyana, South America
  • 1980 – Honorary Citizenship of The Republic of Surinam, South America
  • 1985 – June 9, declared as Asia Day in honour of her arrival in Toronto, Canada
  • 1987 – Honorary Citizenship of USA in Houston, Texas
  • 1989 – Dada Saheb Phalke Award
  • 1990 – Honorary Doctorate (Literature) By University of Pune, India
  • 1990 – Raja-Lakshmi Award by Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation, Chennai
  • 1996 – Videocon Screen Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1997 – Rajiv Gandhi Award
  • 1998 – Lux Zee Cine Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1999 – NTR Award
  • 1999 – Padma Vibhushan
  • 2000 – Lifetime Achievement Award by IIFA in London
  • 2000 – Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar by the Chaturang Pratishthan
  • 2001 – Best Playback Singer of the Millennium (female) by Hero Honda and file magazine “Stardust”.
  • 2001 – Recipient of Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award
  • 2001 – Noorjehan Award (First Recipient)
  • 2001 – Maharashtra Ratna (First Recipient)
  • 2002 – Felicitation By CII (For Contribution to Music & the Film Industry)
  • 2002 – Hakim Khan Sur Award (For National Integration by Maharana Mewar Foundation)
  • 2002 – Asha Bhosle Award (First Reciepient)
  • 2006 – Knight of the Legion d’honneur Honour (French highest civilian award)
  • Swar Bharati award given by Shankaracharya of Sankeshwar
  • The only Asian to have received the Platinum Disc of EMI London
  • Conferred the title of Asthaan Sangeet Vidwaan Sarloo (translation: Court Musician of the Shrine), Tirupathi.
  • Member of the Rajya Sabha
  • Shivaji University, India
  • Kolhapur University, India
  • Pune University, India
  • Khairagarh Music University, India
  • Hyderabad University, India
  • New York University.

Apart from the above, Lata has received about 250 trophies and 150 gold discs.

Filmfare Awards

The Filmfare Awards for playback singing first started in 1958. In 1956, the song ‘Rasik Balma’ from the film Chori Chori won the Best Song Filmfare Award. Lata refused to sing it live in protest of absence of a Playback Singer category. The category was finally introduced in 1958. Though, Male & Female Awards where started later on.

Lata Mangeshkar monopolized the best female playback singer award from 1958 to 1966. In 1969, Lata made the unusual gesture of giving up Filmfare awards in order to promote fresh talent.

  • 1958 – Aaja Re Pardesi from Madhumati
  • 1962 – Kahi Deep Jale Kahi Dil from Bees Saal Baad
  • 1965 – Tumhi Mere Mandir Tumhi Meri Pooja from Khandan
  • 1969 – Aap Mujhe Achhe Lagne Lage from Jeene Ki Raah
  • 1993 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1993 – Filmfare felicitated by the Maharashra Government for completion of 50 years.
  • 1994 – Filmfare Special Award for Didi Tera Devar Deewana from Hum Aapke Hai Kaun

National Awards

  • 1972 – Best Female Playback Singer for Parichay
  • 1975 – Best Female Playback Singer for Kora Kaagaz
  • 1990 – Best Female Playback Singer for Lekin

Maharashtra State Award

  • 1966 – Best Playback Singer for Sadhi Mansa (Marathi)
  • 1967 – Best Playback Singer for Jait Re Jait

Bengal Film Journalist’s Association Award

All Best Female Playback Singer

  • 1964 – for Woh Kaun Thi
  • 1967 – for Milan
  • 1968 – for Raja Aur Rank
  • 1969 – for Saraswati Chandra
  • 1970 – for Do Raaste
  • 1971 – for Tere Mere Sapne
  • 1973 – for Marjina Abdulla (Bengali)
  • 1973 – for Abhimaan
  • 1975 – for Kora Kagaz
  • 1981 – for Ek Duje Ke Liye
  • 1983 – A Portrait Of Lataji
  • 1985 – for Ram Teri Ganga Maili.

Lata Mangeshkar Award

The Lata Mangeshkar award is a national-level award was instituted by the state Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1984. The award consists of a certificate of merit and a cash award of 1,000,000 Rupees. Award winners include:

  • Naushad (1984)
  • Kishore Kumar (1985)
  • Jaidev (1986)
  • Manna Dey (1987)
  • Khayyam (1988)
  • Asha Bhosle (1989)
  • Bhupen Hazarika (2000)
  • Mahendra Kapoor (2002)
  • Sandhya Mukherjee (2003)
  • Snehal Bhatkar (2004)
  • Manna Dey (2005)
  • Jayamala Shiledar (2006)

There is also a Lata Mangeshkar Award in issued by the Maharashtra Government starting in 1992.

Illness & Death:

On 8 January, Mangeshkar tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital’s intensive care unit. She remained in the ICU with signs of “marginal improvement” in her health. The doctors treating her had taken her off the ventilator on 28 January after her health “improved marginally”, however she was back on the ventilator on 5 February after Mangeshkar’s health deteriorated and was undergoing “aggressive therapy”.

Mangeshkar died on 6 February 2022 at the age of 92 from multiple organ failure after contracting COVID-19 and undergoing 28 days of treatment at the Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, India.

The Government of India announced a two-day national mourning and that the National Flag will fly at half-mast from February 6 to 7 throughout India in her respect. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Union Ministers and Chief Ministers expressed their condolences. Many members of the Indian Music Industry, Indian film industry, celebrities and netizens expressed their condolences.

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