Hindustan Herald pays tribute to the legendary Indian playback singer, Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away on February 6, 2022. In this article, we take a closer look at her remarkable legacy and her contribution to the Indian music industry.
A Voice for the Ages
Lata Mangeshkar’s musical career spanned over eight decades and earned her numerous honorific titles, including the “Queen of Melody,” “Nightingale of India,” and “Voice of the Millennium.” She was known for her exceptional range and her ability to sing in character, adapting her voice and emotions to suit the actress she was voicing onscreen.
A Legacy of Honors
Throughout her career, Lata Mangeshkar received several accolades and honors for her outstanding contributions to the nation. She was awarded the prestigious Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor, in 2001, becoming only the second female singer to receive this award after M. S. Subbulakshmi. She also received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989 and France’s highest civilian award, Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, in 2007.
The Queen of Melody
Lata Mangeshkar’s extraordinary talent made her one of the greatest singers of all time. She recorded songs in over thirty-six Indian languages and a few foreign languages, but primarily in Marathi, Hindi, and Bengali. Her ability to sing in four octaves was widely admired, and she recorded some of Bollywood’s biggest hits, including “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya” from the 1960 film “Mughal-e-Azam.”
Frequently Asked Questions
For those who want to know more about Lata Mangeshkar’s life and career, we have compiled some frequently asked questions below.
- When was Lata Mangeshkar born?
Lata Mangeshkar was born on September 28, 1929.
- When did Lata Mangeshkar pass away?
Lata Mangeshkar passed away on February 6, 2022.
- What languages did Lata Mangeshkar sing in?
Lata Mangeshkar recorded songs in over thirty-six Indian languages and a few foreign languages, though primarily in Marathi, Hindi, and Bengali.
- What awards did Lata Mangeshkar receive?
Lata Mangeshkar received several accolades and honors throughout her career, including the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989 and the Bharat Ratna in 2001.
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