Lata Mageshkar, Nightingale of India : 1929-2022
Lata Didi’s passing away on 06 February,2022, has created a void in our national life very difficult to fill for a long time to come.
Rich tributes have been paid to this versatile artist and a great human being for her contribution to our national ethos.
Born as the eldest daughter of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, an equally illustrious singer & a Marathi stage artist, on 28 September,1929 ,Lata started singing under the guidance of her father when she was just five.
She acted in Marathi plays in her childhood.
In 1945 she took methodical training in singing for one year.
Her main assets were her melodious voice and the training she got from her father.
He had given her the tanpura and the notebook of classical compositions and most of all, his blessings.
Lata entered the field of playback singing in 1941 ,with the film “Khajanchi”.
In1948 Ghulam Haider invited her to Punjab and gave her work in his films.This made her famous.
She has sung more than 50,000 songs in 36 languages.She has lent her voice for more than 2,000 films She has presented her stage- shows in U S A, U K & Australia.
Lata has also produced some Marathi films and a Hindi film “Lekin”, based on Rabindranath’s short story named Hungry Stones.
Lata has provided background music to two Marathi films “Pawnakathcha Dhondi” and “Tambadi Mati “ under a pseudonym ‘Anandghan’.
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