Lata Mangeshkar no more: Some little-known facts about the ‘Nightingale of India’

Indian playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, hailed as the ‘Nightingale of India’, handed away at the age of 92 in Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital on Sunday, February 6, 2022. She had been ailing for some time now, and was admitted to the hospital in January upon testing optimistic for Covid-19; she was additionally identified with pneumonia.

I’m anguished past phrases. The variety and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that can’t be crammed. The coming generations will keep in mind her as a stalwart of Indian tradition, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled capacity to mesmerise individuals.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2022
The information of her demise was confirmed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari — one which has overwhelmed the nation. Tributes have been pouring in on social media ever since, with individuals remembering her wealthy legacy, her rousing voice and every little thing else that she leaves behind.

Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hain, Gar Yaad Rahe…and the way can one neglect such a voice!Deeply saddened by the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar ji, my honest condolences and prayers. Om Shanti 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 6, 2022
Lata Mangeshkar was born ‘Hema Mangeshkar’ on September 28, 1929. Her contribution to Indian music has spanned seven many years and earned her many monikers, together with that of ‘Queen of Melody’. She was thought of to be one of the strongest voices of Indian playback singing, lending it to many main actors by means of the years.

Lataji ..our nationwide treasure no extra ..her voice lit up our lives , gave us solace after we have been unhappy , gave energy after we have been low..Thank you Lataji and RIP🙏🙏🙏
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) February 6, 2022
Mangeshkar has sung in over 36 Indian languages and a few overseas languages as properly, although predominantly, it was in Hindi and Marathi that we heard her the most.

My earliest recollections of music are of my father taking part in songs from motion pictures like Aandhi, Sargam, Noori & Guide. These soundtracks have by no means dropped off my listing of favourites.Along the method I added motion pictures like Karz, Kabhi Kabhi, & Asha. There won’t ever be one other #LataMangeshkar RIP
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 6, 2022
Her listing of awards is never-ending, and amongst them, she acquired the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989 and the Bharat Ratna award — India’s highest civilian honour — in 2001. She is just the second vocalist, after M S Subbulakshmi, to obtain this honour. Not solely this, France additionally conferred on her its highest civilian award, the ‘Officer of the Legion of Honour’, in 2007.
Prior to this, in 1974, the singer turned the first Indian to carry out at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Received the unhappy information of Lata Mangeshkar ji’s demise. She remained the most beloved voice of India for a lot of many years.Her golden voice is immortal and can proceed to echo in the hearts of her followers.
My condolences to her household, mates and followers.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 6, 2022
Born in Indore, she was the eldest daughter of Deenanath Mangeshkar, who was a Marathi and Konkani musician, and his spouse Shevanti. Mangeshkar has 4 siblings as properly: Meena Khadikar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

She acquired her first lesson in music from her father, and at the age of 5, she began working as an actor in his musical performs — ‘sangeet natak‘ — in Marathi. Her household had adopted the surname ‘Mangeshkar’ to determine with their native city Mangeshi in Goa.
When she was merely 13, Mangeshkar’s father died of a coronary heart illness, after which, her profession as an actor and singer began. She was helped by Master Vinayak (actual title: Vinayak Damodar Karnataki), the proprietor of Navyug Chitrapat film firm. She recorded her first Hindi track, ‘Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu‘ for the Marathi characteristic Gajaabhaau, which was launched in 1943.

Heartbroken, however blessed to have recognized & beloved this unbelievable soul…Lataji holds a spot in our hearts that can by no means be taken by anybody else. That’s how profoundly she has impacted our lives together with her music.May she relaxation in peace & mild up the heavens together with her brightness 🙏🏻
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) February 6, 2022
Two years later, in 1945, she moved to Mumbai with Master Vinayak’s firm. There, she would take classes in Hindustani classical music from Ustad Aman Ali Khan of Bhendi Bazaar Gharana. When Vinayak died in 1948, music director Ghulam Haider mentored her as a singer, and even launched her to producer Sashadhar Mukherjee, who dismissed her voice and referred to as it “too skinny”. This irked Haider, who is claimed to have prophesied that at some point, movie producers and administrators would “fall at [her] ft” and “beg her” to sing for them.

देश की शान और संगीत जगत की शिरमोर स्वर कोकिला भारत रत्न लता मंगेशकर जी का निधन बहुत ही दुखद है। पुण्यात्मा को मेरी भावभीनी श्रद्धांजलि। उनका जाना देश के लिए अपूरणीय क्षति है। वे सभी संगीत साधकों के लिए सदैव प्रेरणा थी।
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) February 6, 2022
Many years later, in September 2013, the singer declared Haider to be “really [her] Godfather”.
Her singing was as soon as likened to a different acclaimed singer Noor Jehan, however over the years, Mangeshkar developed her personal model. In 1949, she gave one of the main hits of her profession with ‘Aayega Aanewala‘ from the film Mahal (1949).

She dominated the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, working with main music administrators like Anand-Milind, Nadeem-Shravan, Jatin-Lalit, Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen, Anu Malik, Aadesh Shrivastava and A R Rahman, to call a number of.
In the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s, she lent her voice to many well-known Yash Chopra movies like Chandni (1989), Lamhe (1991), Darr (1993), Yeh Dillagi (1994), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Mohabbatein (2000), Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002), Veer-Zaara (2004), and many others.

Love, respect and prayers 🌹 @mangeshkarlata
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) February 6, 2022
The singer was additionally honoured with the Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan awards, in addition to a number of National and Filmfare Awards.
📣 For extra life-style information, observe us on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook and don’t miss out on the newest updates!

Recommended For You