Who does not know the famous singer Lata Mangeshkar, her voice was her identity. Our melody queen ‘Bharat Ratna’ awardee Lata Mangeshkar is no more with us today. She died this morning at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.
Wave of mourning in the country due to the death of Lata Mangeshkar. In this article, we talk How was Lata Ji’s childhood? Where did Lata Mangeshkar start her career? Some of the best songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Achievements and Awards of Lata Ji. Some last incidents of Lata Ji’s life. Lata Ji’s funeral.
Two-day national mourning for Lata Mangeshkar
‘Bharat Ratna’ honored voice Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar said goodbye to this world today. Lata didi last breathed at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. This hospital is situated at a distance of 500 meters from Lata didi’s house. National mourning has been declared across the country on the death of Lata didi. Lata Mangeshkar, popularly known as ‘India’s Nightingale’ (Swara Kokila), ruled Hindi cinema as a playback singer for almost 5 decades.
How was Lata didi’s childhood?
Lata Mangeshkar was born on 28 September 1929 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Lata Ji came from a Maharashtrian Brahmin family. His father’s name was Dinanath Mangeshkar and mother’s name was Shevanti Mangeshkar. Lata was the eldest among her five siblings. All these siblings had taken music lessons from their father since childhood. Lata had three sisters Meena, Usha, Asha, and a brother, Hridaynath. His father was an accomplished classical singer and stage actor. When Lata was 13 years old, her father passed away. Being the eldest of her siblings, all the responsibility fell on Lata’s shoulders.
Lata Mangeshkar First Name
Lata Ji’s childhood name was Hema Mangeshkar. She was named Hema after birth but her father changed Hema’s name to Lata after hearing Latika, a female character in her father’s play. Since then Hema came to be known as Lata.
Where did Lata Mangeshkar start her career?
Lata started acting as an actress in her father’s musical plays at the age of 5. But at the age of 13, after the death of her father, the financial responsibility of the family fell on Lata’s shoulders. Because of this, her formal education remained incomplete. In her childhood, Lata had mastered music from her father. As Lata was more interested in music, she gave up acting and started as a singer. Lata emerged as a new face in the field of Indian music and captivated everyone with her melodious vocals. Lata Ji had recorded about 25-30 thousand songs, most of which are in Hindi and Marathi. Lata Ji has left an indelible mark on the hearts of people through her melodious music.
Some of the best songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
- Meri Awaaj Meri Pehchaan Hai
- Aaj Fir Jeene kee Tamanna Hai
- Ae Mere Watan ke Logo
- Honthon me aisee baat mai daba ke chalee aaee
- Piya tose naina laage
- Aap kee nazaron ne samajha
- Jindagee pyaar ka geet hai
- Aisa desh hai mera
- Ek pyaar ka nagama hai
- Jindagee kee na toote ladee
The number of awards received by Lata ji is huge. Some of these major awards –
- Bharat Ratna (India’s highest civilian award, 2001)
- Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 1989
- Padma Bhushan, 1969
- Padma Vibhushan and Zee Cine Award (1999)
- Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (1993)
Some last events of Lata Ji’s life
Lata Ji was corona positive a few days ago but after that, she also got cured. Just a few days ago, on January 8, Lata Ji was admitted to the hospital due to pneumonia. After which some improvement was seen in her health. She died today at the age of 92.
Lata Ji’s funeral
Lata Ji’s last rites are performed this evening at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. PM Modi reached Shivaji Park in Mumbai to pay homage to Lata Ji. Star celebrities of the Film Industry were reached for the last glimpse of the body of Lata Ji. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has ordered Lata Ji to be cremated with state honors. At the same time, a crowd of people was gathered for the last darshan of Lata Ji.
Every song sung by Lata Mangeshkar Ji like – Zindagi Ki Na Tote Ladi, Meree aawaaj hee meree pahachaan hai, Ae mere vatan ke logon, Aaj phir jeene kee tamanna hai and there are other such songs which people never forget. Her voice will always be on the lips of people as her identity.