28 SEPTEMBER LATA MANGESHKAR (1929 to 2022)
Lata Mangeshkar, India’s best known and most respected playback singer was born on 28 September 1929 in Indore. Lataji started singing at the age of five under the tutelage of her father Dinanath, who was a disciple of the Gwalior gharana. However, it was the maestros Aman Ali Khan Sahib and Amanat Khan (famous singers of that time), who taught her the fine art of music. Lataji is said to have recorded over 25,000 songs in close to 20 languages. One of her most notable songs is ‘Aye Mere Watan e Logo’ (O’ people of my country), which was composed in honour of the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the 1962 Sino-Indian War. Lataji won numerous awards and accolades for her priceless contribution to the nation -- The Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1989), The Padma Vibhushan (1999) and the Bharat Ratna (2001) to name a few. The nightingale of India passed away on 06 February 2022.
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