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Lata Mangeshkar celebrates 92nd birthday with family, Bollywood floods her with love and wishes

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar turned 92 on Tuesday and plans to maintain her birthday a easy, quiet household affair. Referred to as the Queen of Melody and the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar began her profession on the age of 13 in 1942 and has sung over 25,000 songs in numerous languages. Her youthful sister and singer Usha Mangeshkar mentioned there are not any elaborate plans for her birthday.

“There are not any plans. She is going to have fun her birthday at residence with household,” Usha Mangeshkar instructed PTI.

When contacted by PTI for her birthday, Lata Mangeshkar merely mentioned, “Thanks.”

Whereas her birthday was an intimate celebration with household, there was an outpour of affection and greatest needs for the music icon from all quarters on social media.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet mentioned he prays for Mangeshkar”s lengthy and wholesome life.

“Birthday greetings to revered Lata Didi. Her melodious voice reverberates the world over. She is revered for her humility & ardour in the direction of Indian tradition. Personally, her blessings are a supply of nice energy. I pray for Lata Didi”s lengthy & wholesome life,” Modi mentioned in a tweet.

Veteran star Dharmendra wished for her good well being and happiness. “Completely satisfied Birthday to dearest Lata ji. World”s most beloved singer, my loving Lata ji, want you keep wholesome and completely satisfied all the time,” he wrote alongside his image with Lata Mangeshkar.

Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar mentioned Lata Mangeshkar”s birthday was a motive to have fun for your complete nation. “Lata ji, I want your complete nation in your birthday. How fortunate all of us are to have Lata Mangeshkar,” Akhtar wrote.

Whereas the checklist of standard songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar is limitless, a number of the tracks sung by the Indian movie music stalwart in her over seven-decade lengthy profession embody “Ajeeb dastan hai ye”, “Pyar kiya to darna kya”, “Satyam shivam sundaram”, “Neela asman so gaya”, “Dil deewana bin sajna ke”, “Tere liye”, amongst others.

Thought of one of many best playback singers in Indian cinema, she obtained the Bharat Ratna, India”s highest civilian honour, in 2001. Lata Mangeshkar can be the recipient of a number of awards together with Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Award, and a number of Nationwide Movie Awards.

On Monday, filmmaker composer Vishal Bhardwaj and veteran lyricist Gulzar introduced {that a} track the duo had recorded with the legendary singer greater than twenty years in the past can be launched on her birthday. “What emerges from an extended misplaced tape is a report of tenderness, magnificence and melody. This echo of the previous resonates with the spirit of the Nightingale of India. Let the music and its vessel take your breath away. Completely satisfied birthday Lata didi!” Bhardwaj wrote on Twitter as he shared the hyperlink to the track on Tuesday.

The monitor, “Theek Nahi Lagta”, was recorded 26 years in the past for a movie, reportedly starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, that finally received shelved. Singer-music composer Shankar Mahadevan referred to Lata Mangeshkar as Ma Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of music and studying.

“Happiest Birthday Ma Saraswati ! Please bless us and hold blessing us musicians in order that we work arduous and attempt for excellence !! A great deal of love !! @mangeshkarlata,” he wrote on Twitter.

Veteran singer Ok S Chithra shared a video of her singing considered one of Lata Mangeshkar”s iconic songs “Lag ja gale” on Twitter. “I pray to God on your lengthy life,” she additional mentioned.

Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan additionally wished the singing legend on the microblogging website. “Wishing the enduring nightingale of India @mangeshkarlata a really Completely satisfied Birthday! Saal Girah Mubaarak Lata Didi,” Khan wrote. Actor Juhi Chawla mentioned she has planted 100 timber on Lata Mangeshkar”s birthday.

“A 100 timber for the legendary Lataji on her birthday. I’m listening to radio and your songs of 70’s are being performed with a lot love and respect (sic),” she mentioned.

Actor Riteish Deshmukh posted a throwback image of her together with his father and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. “Revered Lata Mangeshkar ji, Completely satisfied Birthday to you! Might God bless you with good well being and ample life. #HappyBirthdayLataMangeshkar,” he tweeted.

Celebrated cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted, “It have to be stunning to be like #LataMangeshkar, the place your voice is at your command and you may take it to no matter stage you select. Wished you a lot extra years of fine well being.”

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