Remembering Lata Mangeshkar: Listen to the songs that made her a legend

Lata Mangeshkar Songs

On February 6, Lata Mangeshkar, nicknamed “the nightingale of Bollywood”, died at the age of 92. She was hospitalized on January 11 after contracting Covid-19 and died of multiple organ failure at the Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai.

 

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She recorded songs in more than 30 languages and lent her voice to over 1,000 films, changing the face of Bollywood and making her voice a part of India’s story. As tributes pour in for the ‘Nightingale of India’, we at Fashion Times Magazine have compiled a glimpse of black and white pictures from Lata Mangeshkar’s Instagram. Have a look

 

  • Lata Mangeshkar’s father was a respected Natya Sangeet musician and Hindustani classical vocalist. She was introduced to music at an early age and she followed in his footsteps. In 1938, she performed “Kshatriya sangeet” and “natyageet” with her father for the first time.

 

 

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  • On December 16, 1941, when she was just 12-years-old, Lata Mangeshkar sang in a studio for the first time. “On 16th December 1941, with the blessings of my respected parents, I sang two songs for the first time in the studio for radio,” she recalled on Instagram.

 

 

 

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  • Ms. Mangeshkar lost her father in 1942 when she was just 13. A family friend helped Lata Mangeshkar at the start of her career. She recorded her first Hindi song in the year 1943.

 

 

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  • She was close to Dilip Kumar and after his death last year, Lata Mangeshkar shared a post for him. “Yusuf Bhai left his younger sister today,” she wrote. “an era has ended. I don’t understand anything. I am very sad,” she wrote.

 

 

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  • Lata Mangeshkar and SD Burman delivered innumerable hit songs together.

 

 

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  • Lata Mangeshkar met some illustrious personalities during her years in the industry.

These included Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Bal Thackeray.

 

 

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Her voice was so powerful that it transcended all barriers of language, caste, creed, culture, region, and religion. Her accuracy of whether holding a note or negotiating difficult passages that demand the agility of an acrobatic voice remained unmatched and exemplary throughout her career. Let us take a look at her evergreen songs.

 

Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon


Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna


Ayega Anay Wala

 


Uthaye Ja Unke Sitam

 


Didi Tera Devar Deewana


Luka Chupi

 


Lag Ja Gale

 


Pyar Kiya Tau Darna Kiya

 


Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh

 


Chalte Chalte

 


Today, she may not be with us anymore, but her unparalleled legacy of music will live forever through her soulful renditions.

 

 

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