Lata Mangeshkar Death Anniversary- Over 5,000 Songs in 36 Languages
The great vocalist Lata Mangeshkar was a formidable force in the world of music. She was affectionately known as “The Nightingale of India.” It will be the first anniversary of the veteran singer’s passing on February 6, 2023.
She passed away at the age of 92 in the previous year and went to a heavenly home. According to the findings of the autopsy, the iconic singer passed away from multiple organ failures.
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Her career stretched over eighty years, and she was able to sing over five thousand songs in thirty-six different Indian languages throughout that time. She provided her voice for all of the leading actresses in the country, beginning with Madhubala and ending with Madhuri Dixit.
In 1989, Lata was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. In recognition of her significant contributions to the field of music, the Government of India bestowed upon her in the year 2001 the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian accolade. In 2007, she was presented with France’s highest civilian honor, the Officer of the Legion of Honor, which was also conferred upon her by France.
On September 28th, 1929, in the city of Indore, Lata Mangeshkar was born to Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti, both of whom worked in the performing arts and were vocalists. Meena, Asha, Usha, and Hridaynath, all of her siblings, are talented vocalists.
After her father passed away in 1942, Lata relocated to Mumbai the following year, in 1949. She received her training in Hindustani music in Mumbai from Ustad Aman Ali Khan. Lata Mangeshkar’s career has included collaborations with a number of illustrious music directors, such as Madan Mohan, R. D. Burman, the combo Laxmikant-Pyarelal, and others.
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Lata Mangeshkar’s songs shot to prominence in the 1960s thanks to RD Burman’s production; yet, she has collaborated with Laxmikant-Pyarelal on more than 700 songs over the course of her career. Her song “Luka Chupi,” which was featured in the film Rang De Basanti in 2006, was an immediate success.
Lata Mangeshkar established her own record label, LM Music, in the year 2012. It is said that the Marathi number she sang in 2019 was her final recording.
List of Awards
Mangeshkar is the recipient of numerous awards, including three National Film Awards, fifteen Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, four Filmfare Awards for Best Female Playback, two Filmfare Special Awards, the Filmfare Award for Lifetime Achievement, and many more.
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Even though the renowned singer is no longer with us, the rich legacy she left behind, which is a treat for anybody who enjoys music, will continue to live on forever.
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