Lata Mangeshkar no more

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Bharat Ratna and legendary singer Lata Mangeskar died on 6 February 2022 at the Breach Candy hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra due to multiple organ failure after  recovering from Covid. She was 92 years old.

She was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on 28 September 1928.

Lata Mangeskar was also popularly called the “Nightingale of India” melody queen etc . She was a playback singer who has  sung in 36 languages with more than 50,000 songs , but majority of her songs were in Hindi and Marathi.

Awards and Achievements 

  • She was the second singer after M.S.Subbulakshmi to get the highest civilian award of India ,Bharat Ratna . She got the award in 2001.

  • She got Padma Vibhushan in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 1969.

  • In 1989 she got the highest award in cinema, the Dada Shaeb Phalke award .

  • She received  National Film awards in 1972,75,1990.

  • In 1993 Filmfare Lifetime achievement Award .

  • Filmfare award for best female singer  in 1958, 1962, 1965, 1969, 1993 and 1994.

  • IIFA Lifetime achievement award in 2000.

  • The government of France conferred her with the” Officer of the Legion of Honour” in 2009, which is the country’s highest civilian award

  • She  was the member of the Parliament from 1999-2005 as the President  nominated  her to the Rajay Sabha 

  • She was the first Indian to perform at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall of London in 1974.

  • Her first recorded song for the  marathi film Kiti Hasaal was in 1942 when she was 13 years old .

  • Her first recorded Hindi song  was for the film  Aap Ki Seva Mein ,released in 1946.

  •  Mangshkar’s last full film album was “Veer-Zaara” in 2004.

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