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Lata Mangeshkar Details
Lata Mangeshkar Profession Singer
Lata Mangeshkar Celebrity Type Playback Singer
Lata Mangeshkar Age 92
Lata Mangeshkar Date Of Birth 28 September 1929
Lata Mangeshkar Zodiac Sign Libra
Lata Mangeshkar Birthplace Indore Madhya Pradesh
Lata Mangeshkar Height 5’ feet 1 Inch
Lata Mangeshkar Weight 65kg
Lata Mangeshkar Notable Work Guiness World Record- Most Recorded Artist (1948-1987)
Lata Mangeshkar Net Worth  $16 Million 
Lata Mangeshkar Date of Death 6 February 2022
Lata Mangeshkar Instagram @lata_mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar's Biography

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Lata Mangeshkar the Princess of Sounds is one of India's most distinctive assets. Lata Ji's voice made her famous throughout the country and around the world. Her name appears in the Guinness Book of World Records because she holds the record for recording the most tracks.  Her death is a huge loss for the nation and every follower has ended up in tears.

Lata recorded songs in thirty-six Indian languages and a few international languages with a focus on Marathi Hindi and Bengali. English Indonesian Russian Dutch Nepali and Swahili were among her foreign languages. Throughout her career she garnered numerous awards and honours.

The Government of India presented the Dadasaheb Phalke Award to her in 1989.  In 2001 she was granted the Bharat Ratna India's highest civilian honour in recognition of her achievements in the country; she is only the second female singer to earn this honour following M. S. Subbulakshmi. In 2007 France bestowed upon her the highest civilian honour Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour.

Lata Mangeshkar Age

Lata was born on September 28 1929. She was aged 92 at the time of her death. She died on 6 February 2022. Lata’s zodiac sign was libra. Lata’s birthplace was Indore Madhya Pradesh.

Lata Mangeshkar's Family

Lata Mangeshkar's Family

Lata Mangeshkar was the eldest of the other Mangeshkar siblings- sisters Meena Khadikar Asha Bhosle Usha Mangeshkar and brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar.Deenanath Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar’s father was a Marathi and Konkani classical singer and theater actor.

 Deenanath's mother Yesubai Rane was his father's mistress and she belonged to Goa's Devadasi community the Gomantak Maratha Samaj a matrilineal community of temple artists. Yesubai was a well-known musician as a Devadasi. Hardikar was Deenanath's father's surname. Deenanath took the surname Mangeshkar from the name of his ancestral hamlet in Goa Mangeshi.

Shevanti her mother (later renamed Shudhamati) was a Gujarati woman from Thalner in the Bombay Presidency (now in northwest Maharashtra). Shevanti was Deenanath's second wife; Narmada his first wife who died before their marriage was Shevanti's older sister. Her maternal grandfather Seth Haridas Ramdas Lad was a successful merchant and Thalner landlord from Gujarat. Her maternal grandmother taught her Gujarati folk melodies like the garbas of Pavagadh.

Lata Mangeshkar Education

Lata Mangeshkar Education

Lata Mangeshkar never went to school but has six doctorate degrees. As the eldest daughter she took care of the family after her father died when she was only 13 years old. According to reports she was awarded honorary degrees from Shivaji University Pune University New York University and Baroda University among others.

Lata Mangeshkar's Career

She sang Sadashivrao Nevrekar composed song Naachu Yaa Gade Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari for Vasant Joglekar's Marathi film Kiti Hasaal (1942) but it was cut from the final cut. Later   Vinayak cast her in Navyug Chitrapat's Marathi film Pahili Mangalaa-gaur (1942) where she sang Natali Chaitraachi Navalaai composed by Dada Chandekar. For the Marathi film Gajaabhaau she sang Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu (1943)

Mangeshkar sung songs composed by many music directors of the time including Anil Biswas (in films such as Tarana (1951) and Heer (1953).  Her song Aye Maalik Tere Bande Hum originally composed by Vasant Desai and featured in the 1957 film Do Aankhen Barah Haath was adopted as the school anthem by a Pakistani school. The song "Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya" by Lata Mangeshkar from Mughal-e-Azam (1960) composed by Naushad and lip-synced by Madhubala is still popular. Shankar-Jaikishan penned and Meena Kumari lip-synced the Hawaiian-themed number "Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh" from Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960).

In the 1960s she also began working with Laxmikant-Pyarelal the music directors for whom she performed some of her most successful songs. Laxmikant-friendship Pyarelal with Lata Mangeshkar began in 1963 and grew stronger over time. Over the course of 35 years she sung over 700 songs for the composer team many of which were enormous blockbusters. She sung for Parasmani (1963) Mr. X in Bombay (1964) Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966) Milan (1967) Anita (1967) Shagird (1968) Mere Hamdam Mere Dost (1968) Intaquam (1969) Do Raaste (1969) and Jeene Ki Raah (1969).

She also staged several events in India and overseas including several charity concerts beginning in the 1970s. She changed the perception of Indian music concerts in the West. Her first foreign performance was at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1974. (Despite some sources suggesting that she was the first Indian to do so according to the Hall's own records the late Ravi Shankar was the first Indian to perform there on 21 October 1969. Film music concerts had hitherto been song-and-dance celebrations conducted in community halls and colleges and were rarely considered seriously. Mangeshkar insisted on solely performing in mainstream venues an honour previously reserved for classical performers.

The United Way of Greater Toronto invited her to sing at Maple Leaf Gardens in June 1985. Lata sang her song "You Needed Me" at Anne Murray's request. The performance drew 12 000 people and raised $150 000 for charity. She sang in practically all of Yash Chopra's and Yash Raj Films' films at the time including Chandni (1989) Lamhe (1991) Darr (1993) Yeh Dillagi (1994) Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and later in Mohabbatein (2000) Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002) and Veer-Zaara (2004).

 Lata Mangeshkar was the singing voice for a slew of Bollywood leading ladies over the course of her nearly eight-decade career. She sang over 5 000 songs in over a thousand Hindi and 36 regional films. She had an unprecedented influence on Indian film music. Lata has been pushing the boundaries of music with her mind-blowing abilities since 1942. Lata had performed for actresses ranging from Madhubala to Priyanka Chopra over the years.

Lata Mangeshkar's Songs

Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha

Madan Mohan composed the song and Anand Bakshi wrote the lyrics. B.R. Chopra directed the Hindi film Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha. It's a love story. The film is a success. It came out in 1954. Shashi Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit starred in the film. The first song of the movie was composed by Madan Mohan and the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi.

Ajeeb Dastaan Hain Yeh

 Shankar Jaikishan created a song that was both peaceful and upbeat. The song is from a 1960 black-and-white film starring Raaj Kumar and Meena Kumari. RD Burman's music is as eclectic and upbeat as usual.

There is also an excellent use of the accordion and an ethereal chorus of women. Despite the beautiful instrumentation Ajeeb dastan hai yeh ultimately hinges on Lata Mangeshkar's voice who was in her prime at the time and remains one of those songs that can be presented just as effectively without the instrumental accompaniment.

Hothon Main Aisi Baat

As the camera follows Vyjayanthimala in Honthon Mein Aisi Baat (brilliantly choreographed by Master Sohanlal) he employs circular tracks and dynamic angles. Music was provided by S D Burman who was assisted by his son R D Burman who had become an independent Music Director by that time and was providing music for Teesri Manzil side by side.

Bhupinder sings the opening refrain Hooooo for Dev and says O Shalu in the middle of the song. That was his entire contribution to the song.

Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna

The song penned by Shailendra is the lightest and most comforting on the SD Burman soundtrack which is largely composed of gloomy pieces. In a superbly edited montage taken at Chittor fort Waheeda Rehman dances over steep cliffs frequently risking her life.

Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman remarked that Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai from Guide was one of Lataji Mangeshkar's favourite songs. She was speaking on Shradhanjali Tum Mujhe Bhula Na Paoge Aaj Tak's special ode to India's Nightingale.

Piya Tose

Dada Burman created the song Piya Tose from Guide using Roopak Taal (7 Beats) Dada's favourite Taal. Waheeda Rehman looked really charming while singing Piya Tose with her Gentle Dance Steps.

 If you pay attention you'll notice that this song begins without a prelude which was Dada's usual manner. This song's alaaps were meticulously crafted. The choreography of the song and the picturization by the Cameraman Fali Mistry is simply outstanding. Vijay Anand is well-known for his ability to visualize a song.

Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Mann Mera

Kora Kagaz Tha Ye Man Mera is an old song from the 1969 film Aradhana sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. S. D. Burman composed the music for the song 'Kora Kagaz Tha Man Ye Mera ' while Anand Bakshi wrote the lyrics. It stars Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore.

Mera Saaya Saath Hoga

Madan Mohan composed the music for the film. The song sung by Lata Mangeshkar appears twice in the film and is considered a classic. The mutual admiration society of Madan Mohan and Lata Mangeshkar is widely known and they chiseled three scintillatingly tuned and sung songs in Mera Saaya as well. The film's music was a huge success.

Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jana Sanam

Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jana Sanam is a popular romantic song from the Bollywood film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Kumar Sanu and Lata Mangeshkar sing this song. It was penned by Anand Bakshi and composed by Jatin and Lalit. It features Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

Jiya Jale

This was Lataji's first collaboration with AR Rahman. Rahman had grown up knowing the legacy of Lata Mangeshkar and the fact that he had not recorded a single song with her previous to 'Jiya Jale' interested Gulzar. Despite the fact that Lata ji recorded the entire song in one session the song was never finished. Rahman then spent around ten days working on it.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

It is the film's hit title track Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Lata Mangeshkar sings this song. It was penned by Sameer and composed by Jatin and Lalit Pandit. It stars Shahrukh Khan Hrithik Roshan Kajol and Amitabh Bachchan.

The title song of Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham sung by Lata Mangeshkar was restructured as an orchestral piece by American music composer Kris Bowers for use in Netflix's Bridgerton.

Lata Mangeshkar’s Best Song From Each Decade

Decade Song Name Language
1940-1950 Dilwalon dilon ka mel dilon ka khel Hindi
1940-1950 Sajan ki or leke Hindi
1950-1960 O Aane Wale Ruk Ja Hindi
1950-1960 Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya Hindi
1960-1970 Do Hanson Ka Joda Bichhad Gayo Re Hindi
1960-1970 Chonchol Mon Anmona Hoy Bengali
1970-1980 Gapoochi Gapoochi Gam Gam Hindi
1970-1980 Mee Raat Taakli Marathi
1980-1990 Dushman Na Kare Dost Hindi
1980-1990 Aararo Aararo Tamil
1990-2000 Jiya Jale Hindi
1990-2000 Lodi Punjabi
2000-2010 O Paalanhaare Hindi
2000-2010 Lukka Chuppi Hindi

Lata Mangeshkar's Controversies

Lata Mangeshkar's controversy with S D Burman

Lata said it in an old radio interview. The song in question came from the 1958 film 'Sitaron Se Aag'. 'Dada was really thrilled when I recorded the song 'Pag Thumak Chalat...' and made it OK ' Lata added.

Once a song has been approved by the composer it is not recorded again. Burman on the other hand was a perfectionist. He called to say he wanted to redo the song. As I was going out I declined to do the recording. Burman got irritated over this. Following this neither worked together for many years.

Lata Mangeshkar's controversy with OP Nayyar

Lata who had been asked this topic countless times over the years had no hesitation in stating that Nayyar believed his compositions did not fit her voice. He (Nayyar) would claim Lata is the best vocalist but her style isn't appropriate for my works. That's why he loved Geeta Dutt and Asha Bhosle Lata remarked in one of her TV appearances a decade and a half ago.

Guinness Book of Records Controversy

Lata Mangeshkar was named the most-recorded singer in history by The Guinness Book of Records in 1974 claiming that she had recorded "more than 25 000 solo duet and chorus-backed songs in 20 Indian languages" between 1948 and 1974. Mohammad Rafi claimed to have sung over 28 000 songs which challenged her record.

Following Rafi's death the Guinness Book of World Records included her name in its 1984 edition for "Most Recordings " but also included Rafi's claim. Later editions of the Guinness Book of World Records reported that she had performed 30 000 songs between 1948 and 1987.

Lata Mangeshkar's Net Worth

Lata Mangeshkars Net Worth

Lata Mangeshkar’s net worth is over $16 million based just on her singing career. Her drive and hard work have been the foundation of her income. As a result she has put a stop to her family's suffering. Nevertheless her siblings contribute too.

Mangeshkar resided in the city of hope Bombay. Her residence Prabhu Kunj is large enough to host at least 10 families. She mentioned that poverty was their primary concern when she was a youngster. The house is the solution to all of her restless and tired evenings.

According to her statements she initially drove a Chevrolet. She eventually acquired a Buick. She bought a fresh new Mercedes after her achievement which she later replaced with a Chrysler. Her passion for automobiles and the automotive industry was unrivaled.

Lata Mangeshkar's Relationship

Lata Mangeshkar's Relationship

Lata Mangeshkar used to see Raj Singh during her teenage years. She was completely smitten by such a vibrant personality. Her parents were skeptical that Raj would marry her without any dowry demands. As a result she became a failure in her love life and vowed an oath to remain unmarried for the rest of her life.

Lata Mangeshkar's Social Work

Lata Mangeshkar's Social Work

Lata Mangeshkar contributed Rs. 7 lakh to the Maharashtra Chief Minister's relief fund in order to aid in the fight against the Coronavirus epidemic in the state in May 2021. Mangeshkar previously donated Rs 25 lakh for the same cause in 2020 when Maharashtra was experiencing a significant increase in infection cases. She along with her sisters Meena and Usha donated her support to Shree Mangesh Vaccination Fund.

Following the horrific Pulwama incident that claimed the lives of our soldiers Lata Mangeshkar came to the help of the martyrs' families by pledging to donate Rs. 1 crore to them.

In November 2001 the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune was established in remembrance of Lata Mangeshkar's father. The late singer was deeply involved in the work and the family's objective was to give patients with ethical medical treatments of the greatest quality at an affordable cost without discrimination.

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Mangeshkar tested positive for COVID-19 on January 8 2022 with minimal symptoms and was taken to Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital's intensive care unit. She remained in the intensive care unit showing symptoms of minimal improvement in her condition. The doctors treating her had removed her off the ventilator on 28 January after her health improved marginally; nevertheless she was back on the ventilator on 5 February after her condition deteriorated and was having intensive therapy.

Mangeshkar died on February 6 2022 at the age of 92 from multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. She had been on regular antibiotics for pneumonia and COVID-19 for 28 days. The Government of India declared a two-day national mourning period with the national flag flying at half-mast from February 6 to 7 in her honor.

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