Lata Mangeshkar, also known as the ‘Nightingale of India’, is one of the most versatile singers in the Indian bollywood industry. Lata was born on September 28, 1929, to classical singer and theatre artist Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Her dad started teaching her music at an early age. By the time she was five, Lata was considered participating as an actress in plays written by her dad. Her siblings – Meena, Asha, Usha, and Hridaynath – are totally singers and musicians.
In a career spanning nearly eight decades, Lata Mangeshkar was the performing voice for a group of Bollywood leading women. She has lent her voice to over 5,000 songs in over a thousand Hindi and 36 regional films. She has had an unprecedentedly impact on Indian film music. Since 1942, Lata has pushed back the boundaries of music with her mind-boggling skills. Throughout the years, Lata has sung for actresses from Madhubala to Priyanka Chopra. Best known for her versatile voice quality, she has recorded albums of all kinds (ghazals, pop, etc).
Take a look at Lata Mangeshkar’s musical journey
In 1942, her father’s untimely death put the onus of accommodating the family on her shoulders. Pandit Deenanath’s companion Master Vinayak took care of the Mangeshkar family and offered her a role in the film Badi Maa. In 1949, she moved to Bombay (now Mumbai), where she started learning Hindustani music from Ustad Aman Ali Khan.
Lata has worked with several legendary music directors including Madan Mohan, R D Burman, the couple Laxmikant-Pyarelal and A R Rahman. She collaborated with Madan Mohan for the 1960s like Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha from Anpadh, Lag Jaa Gale and Naina Barse Rim Jhim from Woh Kaun Thi?. Lata has sung over 700 songs for Laxmikant-Pyarelal, which incorporate Mere Naseeb Mein from Naseeb and Sheesha Ho Ya Dil Ho from Asha.
Songs like Gata Rahe Mera Dil, and Piya Tose in Guide (1965) were recorded for S D Burman.
Lata sang R D Burman’s first and last songs – in Chote Nawaab (1961) and Kuch Na Kaho in 1942: A Love Story in 1994. Her joint efforts with A R Rahman resulted in popular songs like Luka Chupi in Rang de Basanti (2006) and O Paalanhaare in the movie, Lagaan (2001).
From Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya from Mughal-e-Azam (1960) to Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh, from Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960) to Rangeela Re from Prem Pujari (1970) or even Jiya Jale in Dil Se, the singer has lent her voice to a number of timeless classics throughout the years.
In 2012, Lata Mangeshkar launched her own music label called LM Music. Her most recent release (March 2019) was the song Saugandh Mujhe Is Mitti Ki, made by Mayuresh Pai, which is an accolade to the Indian army and India.
Awards and recognitions
Lata Mangeshkar has gotten a few honors and awards during her eight-decade-long profession. In 1974, she turned into the primary Indian to perform at the Royal Albert Hall. She is the beneficiary of three National Film Awards, 15 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, two Filmfare Special Awards, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and some more. Lata Mangeshkar was gave with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989. In 2001, she was granted the Bharat Ratna, India’s most elevated non military personnel respect. The legislature of France presented on her its most noteworthy non military personnel grant (Officer of the Legion of Honor) in 2007.
Alongside these, Lata Mangeshkar holds the differentiation of being the most recorded craftsman throughout the entire existence of Indian music in Guinness Record in 1974. The Indian government respected her with the Daughter of the Nation grant on her 90th birthday celebration in September 2019.
The book entitled “Lata Mangeshkar: A Musical Journey” contains generally secret realities entwined with an incredible account in music, battles, triumphs and her rule as the Queen of Hindi music from the 1940s to the current day.
On November 11, 2019 Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital, in South Mumbai after she grumbled of trouble in relaxing. As indicated by most recent reports, while she is recouping step by step, her condition stays basic.
Date of Birth: 28 September 1929
Place of Birth: Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Parents: Deenanath Mangeshkar (Father) and Shevanti Mangeshkar (Mother)
Siblings: Meena Khadikar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Occupation: Playback Singer, Music Director, Producer
Start of Playback Singing Career: 1942
Total number of songs (approx): 50,000 in 36 languages
Nickname: Nightingale of India
Net Worth (approx.): $10 million
Lata Mangeshkar likewise expected the job of music chief for a few Marathi Films, first was Ram Pavhane in 1955. Her different tasks were Maratha Tituka Melvava (1963), Mohityanchi Manjula (1963), Sadhi Manase (1965) and Tambadi Mati (1969). She won Maharashtra State Government’s Best Music Director Award for the movie Sadhi Manase with the melody ‘Airanichya Deva getting the best tune grant.
As a Producer, Lata Mangeshkar made four movies – Vaadal, a Marathi language film in 1953, Jhaanjhar with C. Ramchandra as co-maker in 1953, Kanchan in 1955 and Lekin… , the executive endeavor of lyricist Gulzar in 1990. She propelled her own music mark in 2012 called LM Music and delivered a Devotional collection alongside more youthful sister Usha Mangeshkar.
Lataji has needed to experience a lot of debates too. Her relationship with S. D. Burman soured as the two had a squabble and the pair didn’t work somewhere in the range of 1958 and 1962. She additionally had a distinction of feeling with Mohammed Rafi over the issue of eminence. She was continually set in opposition to her own sister Asha Bhosle for the main spot. There was a contention over the Guinness Record in 1974, where Lataji was named as the most recorded craftsman in history as she has recorded “at the very least 25,000 performance, two part harmony and melody supported tunes in 20 Indian dialects” somewhere in the range of 1948 and 1974. Mohammed Rafi challenged the measurements, and after 1991 the record was ceased from the Guinness Book of Records.