The government will confer the goddess of music Lata Mangeshkar with the ‘Daughter of the Nation’ title for her seven decades of an unprecedented contribution to Indian film music.
The Central Government will give her this honor on her 90th birthday on 28th September. According to media reports, lyricist and poet Prasoon Joshi has written a special song for this special occasion.
Prime Minister Modi is Lata Mangeshkar’s fan
Sources have said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a big fan of Lata Mangeshkar. She represents all the voices of India. To honor her is to honor the daughter of the country. They have taken this decision to award her the title on her 90th birthday.
Lataji started singing in the 40s
Born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Lata Mangeshkar started singing in the 40s. She was just 13 years old then. She recorded the first song for the Marathi film ‘Kitty Hasal’ (1942), which was removed before the final cut.
She gave voice to the Hindi song ‘Mata Ek Saput Ki Duniya Badal De’ in the 1943 Marathi film Gajabhau. People consider this as her first song. Since then she has been singing songs continuously.
She also Received Bharat Ratna and Dada Saheb Phalke Award
Lataji has so far received three National Awards in 1972 for the film ‘Parichay’, in 1974 for ‘Kora Kagaz’ and in 1990 for ‘Lekin’ for her significant contribution to the world of singing. They also awarded her the Padma Bhushan (1969), Dadasaheb Phalke (1989), Padma Vibhushan (1999) and Bharat Ratna (2001) by the Government of India.
Lataji’s reaction on Ranu Mondal
Recently, Lataji reacted to the internet sensation Ranu Mondal. She had said, “If anyone gets benefited from my name and work then I feel fortunate. But I also feel imitation is not a reliable and durable companion for success,”
Lata added, “By singing my songs or Kishore Da’s (Kumar), or (Mohd) Rafi Saab’s, or Mukesh Bhaiyya or Asha’s (Bhosle) numbers, aspiring singers can get short-term attention. But it won’t last. Be original. By all means, sing the evergreen songs by me and my colleagues. But after a point the singer must seek and find his or her own song.”
Ranu Mondal became a social media star after her video went viral. In the video, she was singing the song ‘Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai’ from the film ‘Shor’ (1972), which is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. After the viral video, composer Himesh Reshammiya gave Ranu a chance to sing in his film ‘Happy Hardy and Heer’.