One of the legendary singers of the Indian Music industry is Lata Mangeshkar. She is also known as THE NIGHTINGALE OF INDIA. She has given her melodious voice 36 foreign and Indian languages. She started singing when she was only 13 years old. She has entertained us with her amazing contribution to the Indian Music Industry.
Biography and early life:
In the year 1929, on 28th September, this legendary singer was born. She is from Indore, India. Her earlier name was Hema. But her parents later changed it to Lata. From a very little age, she was fond of music. She started learning music from Deenanath Mangeshkar, who was her father. When she was only 5 years, she acted in the musical plays of her father.
Unfortunately, when her age was just 13 years, the death of her father occurred due to heart disease. Then her family was taken care of by her father’s friend Master Vinayak. This man also helped her in starting her singing and acting career
Lata belongs to a Marathi Hindu family. The profession of her father is classical singing and acting in theatres. The name of her mother was Shevanti who was Gujrati. Lata has 3 sisters and 1 brother. The name of her brother and sisters are Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Meena Khadikar, and Usha Mangeshkar. Lata was the elder to all of them. Lata Mangeshkar has not married anyone. But once there was an alleged rumor of the linking of her with music director Bhupen Hazarika.
In the year 1942, a song was sung by her for the Marathi movie named KITNI HASAAL. She acted in the Marathi film Pahili Mangalaa-gaur in a minor role. She also sang a song NATALI CHAITRAACHI NAVALAAIin that film. She also sang a Hindi song in the movie Gajaabhau. In the year 1945, she shifted to Mumbai. Then she started training in classical music under Ustad Amanat Ali Khan. In the film, Badi maa, she has also given her voice in a bhajan song.
Lata Mangeshkar suffered from many rejections in her initial days by the composers calling her voice too thin. Later, in the year 1948, she got a chance of singing DIL MERA TODA MUJHE KAHIN KA NA CHHORA in the film MAJBOOR with the help of Ghulam Haider. In the movie Mahal, she sang a song AYEGA ANEWALA which became very famous. This song changed her life. From that, she started with the top music directors at that period. She has gifted the Indian Music Industry with a large number of hit songs. She achieved many awards for her excellent singing. Her voice will remain in our hearts forever. Hope she remains healthy and lives a longer life.
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