Check out his latest song and some interesting facts
From solos to duets, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has left behind a treasure trove of songs that will be cherished by generations to come. From romantic to devotional to cabaret, although the singer cannot be described by any genre, her laag ja gaale, Ajeeb dastan, Satyam shivam sundaram and others are perennial hits. His last two recorded music includes a ‘Gayatri Mantra’ and a song which was a tribute to the Indian Army. Check here.
His last 2 songs
‘Saugandh Mujhe Is Mitti Ki’ – A Tribute to Indian Army and Nation was his last recorded song released on March 30, 2019.
The legendary singer also recorded the Gayatri Mantra for the wedding of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal. The couple got married on December 12, 2018, and the legendary singer’s recording was played during the wedding.
Here are a few things to know about the legendary singer:
Lata was born into a family of artists. Her father ran a theater company, while her sisters Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar are also well-known singers.
The singer has recorded music in over 30 languages, mostly Hindi and Marathi.
In the 70s and 80s, she was frequently seen collaborating with Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh
In the 90s, Lata was seen singing with Kumar Sanu, SP Balahsubramanyam, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet Bhattacharya for music directors like AR Rahman, Jatin-Lalit, Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen.
The first song of his career “Naachu Yaa Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari” was recorded for a Marathi film in 1942. But unfortunately the song was removed from the final cut of the film.
During her career which spanned more than 70 years, she never worked with music director OP Nayar.
Lata Mangeshkar, known as India’s Nightingale, holds the distinction of being the first Indian artist to perform live at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall in 1974. “It’s my first concert outside from India. I was quite nervous, but I’m grateful for the warm welcome,” she said in her brief speech in Hindi.
How the industry remembers her:
Music composer AR Rahman said it was a sad day for us. Someone like Lata Ji is not just an icon, she is part of Indian music and poetry; this emptiness will remain forever. I used to wake up to a picture of Lata Didi’s face and get inspired; had the chance to record some songs and sing with her.
Madhuri Dixit, for whom Lata has sung many songs, said the angelic voice that made us all swoon and fall in love went to heaven to spread that love. Hearing Lata Tai’s melodies over the years, remembering her image in 2 choti and this childish attribute left like an imprint that will never leave our hearts.
Padma Bhushan Ustad Rashid Khan said: Lata Mangeshkar is the pride of India. His passing was a shock to me and to the whole nation. I pray that his soul rests in peace. We will always remember her; no one can take his place.
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