When it comes to singing in the Indian subcontinent, one name that will forever be etched in the hearts of music lovers is Lata Mangeshkar. She’s been the voice of film idols for generations, she’s a legend beyond legends. With a career spanning decades and songs in over 30 languages, Lata Mangeshkar has received numerous awards, including India’s highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna.
Today, September 28, The “Nightingale Of India” turns 92. Her groundbreaking first song, Dil Mera Toda, was for the film Majboor in 1948. The following year, 1949, Lata Mangeshkar grabbed the limelight with Madhubala-Mahal’s song Aayega Aanewaala. After that there was no going back for “Lata Didi”.
Such a melodious voice; such a magnanimous heart and such a humble personality. Such phenomena rarely occur !!
Our country’s ethics resonate with the sound of Lata Mangeshkar. His Voice is a slave to Masculinity, in its childish tone lies an unprecedented phenomenon.
It is the voice that has undoubtedly seeped into South Asian consciousness and is appreciated around the world as well.
Lata Mangeshkar is to music what Picasso is to painting. Without his three octaves, his soft and honeyed voice at hand, no composer could have given free rein to his musical imagination.
Authors Rachana Shah and Rhythm Wagholikar write a moving message for the Queen of Melody: âWhat can we sayâ¦ words are not enough !!
What do we feel … feelings are not enough …
Divinity is above all.
All we can do is join our hands in gratitude and bow our heads to a divine force called Lata Mangeshkar.
Our unlimited love and our shashtang pranaam on his birthday ‘
Millions of her fans are delighted daily by her voice and she continues to have a hold on popular culture.
So here is a very happy birthday to Bharat Ratna!
Article first published: Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 4:13 PM [IST]