Mumbai, September 28: Age is just the number where our beloved Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar turned 88. Wishing our Lata Didi a very ‘Happy Birthday’ gave the soul to music. Melodious Lata Mangeshkar has always spelt the magic with her soulful voice. Happy Birthday, Lata Didi, May you live long and keep bewitching us.
Lag Ja Gale Se Phir, Bahon Mein Chale Aao, Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon, Tere Bina Zindagi Se and the list is never-ending… The songs she gave to this world are epic and still, people fall in love with her songs. Or we can say we still fall in love with her voice! With more than 25000 songs Lata Mangeshkar has sung songs of different languages.
Born on the 28th of September in 1929 Indore, she was initially named Hema. Her parents later changed it to Lata, after a female character in one of her father's favourite plays, Bhaaw Bandhan. She inherited her blissful and soul-touching voice from her father, Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, who was a classical singer and theatre actor. She was one of Deenanath ji's five children and was the eldest child in the family. Her siblings Asha Bhosle, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar and Meena Mangeshkar, just like her, have also been remarkable as singers. In her childhood days, this legendary singer was an actress too.
Our melody Queen Lata Didi has been entertaining us with her voice for many decades and today, on the occasion of her birthday, we have decided to revisit some of her most popular songs: