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Remembering the legendary Lata Mangeshkar on her birthday

Lata Mangeshkar, the Nightingale of India died in February of this year. Her evergreen songs and precious memories live on in the hearts of her millions of fans.

Lata Mangeshkar was one of the most acclaimed voices of our country. She brought life to music and the lyrics with her voice. Be it Hindi, Marathi or Bengali her range remains unmatched.

Even though the legendary singer passed away in February this year, her eternal songs continue to live in the hearts of millions of fans even today and will continue for ages to come.

Lata Mangeshkar was the recipient of the Bharat Ratna Award in 2001, India’s highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan in 1969, Padma Vibhushan in 1999, Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievements in 1999, Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989, Maharashtra Bhushan Award in 1997, NTR National Award in 1999, Legion of Honour in 2007, ANR National Award in 2009, three National Film Awards and 15 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards. She also won four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards.

In 1969, she made the unusual gesture of giving up the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award in order to promote fresh talent.

She was later awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 and Filmfare Special Awards in 1994 and 2004.

Lata didi began her career in 1942. In a period of 75 years, she recorded 50,000 songs in over 14 languages. In the 1960s, Lata didi recorded 30,000 songs and won a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist. After this accolade, she became the most recorded voice in history.

Known and respected for her multilingual abilities, the legend has recorded songs in 36 languages. Urdu, Bengali, Marathi are just a few. She also sang in Russian and Malaysian languages.

In an interview, she confessed she never listens to her own songs as she will find several faults in it.

Lata Mangeshkar has given Bollywood a lot of timeless masterpieces that are loved by millions worldwide irrespective of age and language. Some of them are ‘Lag ja gale’, ‘Humko Humise Chura Lo’, Ajib Dastan hai yeh’ and many more.

Here’s reminiscing the everlasting, the ‘Nightingale of India’ Lata Mangeshkar.

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