Happy Birthday Lata Mangeshkar: 10 unknown facts about the Nightingale of India that will leave you intrigued

Lata Mangeshkar turns 91 on 28th September, 2020. Check out some of the unknown facts about the legendary singer on the special occasion.
Happy Birthday Lata Mangeshkar: Here are some unknown facts about the singerHappy Birthday Lata Mangeshkar: 10 unknown facts about the Nightingale of India that will leave you intrigued
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Lata Mangeshkar has mesmerized generations with her melodious voice. She has been an inevitable part of the Indian music industry. The Nightingale of India began singing at the early age of 13 years and numerous top Bollywood actresses lip-synced to her tracks in movies over the years. Often termed as the queen of melody, she rules the hearts of millions in India even now. Her career trajectory from childhood till date is quite inspiring. And today, the legendary singer turns 91.

Yes, that’s right. On the special occasion, we at Pinkvilla bring forward certain unknown facts about Lata Mangeshkar. Here's wishing her a very Happy Birthday! So, without further ado, let us dive in then. 

1. Lata Ji was born as ‘Hema.’ She was later named Lata that was inspired by ‘Latika,’ a popular character from her father’s play titled Bhaaw Bandhan.

2 The singer attended school only for a day. That is because she wasn’t allowed to bring her sister Asha (Bhosle) along with her while coming there.

3. Sashadhar Mukherjee, a renowned producer, had earlier dismissed Lata Mangeshkar’s voice as ‘too thin.’

4. Lata Ji initially used to imitate the voice of Noor Jehan, an acclaimed playback singer and actress of those times.

5. The category of best playback singer at the Filmfare Awards was introduced in 1959 after Lata Mangeshkar’s protest.

6. The legendary singer was once given slow poison by some unidentified person because of which she was bedridden for almost 3 months.

7. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was moved to tears when Lata Ji sang the iconic song Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo on January 26, 1963.

8. The song Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo was originally meant to be a duet. And the interesting part here is that it was supposed to be sung by Lata Mangeshkar and her sister Asha Bhosle. But the latter was dropped when Lata Ji insisted on recording it solo.

9. Lata Mangeshkar is the first-ever Indian singer to have performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London (1974). 

10. Raj Kapoor’s masterpiece Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978) is said to be inspired by Lata Mangeshkar’s life. He also wanted to cast her in the movie. 

Also Read: Lata Mangeshkar looks hale and hearty as she heads home post recovery; View PIC

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Anonymous 3 weeks ago

I'm not understand India but I love her song very much.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Unmatched Lataji

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Respected Did Heartfelt congrats on the auspicious occasion of your Birthday.May God bless you with a very happy and prospero

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Many Many Happy Returns of the Day Lata ji

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Late, kishore, mukash, rafi, surya, and other famous singers of that time were not ordinary people, but they were designed and created by the LORD IN A VERY SPECIAL MOLD. thereafter the LORD discarded the mold so that no one else can match them.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

The most beautiful and pure that we see, is nature. The most pure and pleasant to hear is music. Nature is God and the one who created Lataji. Both are complementary to one another. Long live Lataji.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Happy birthday, Lata ji. I am your very big fan from Bangladesh.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

happy birthday ,Lata ji. I am your very big fan from Bangladesh. Pyar kiya to darna kya, mohe panghat pe,aye mere watan ke logo-I love all these songs very much.wish you live long .

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

HBD Lata madam

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

there are so many very good voices but the God has created only two voices till date ie Rafi and Lata

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

There are allot of people who actually dont like Lata ! She and Usha were the most arrogant women in Bollywood , decades ago she would claim that she wont sing unless all the song were sung by her and her only... She would walk out of the studios if other female singer was offered to sing. She never ever refused an award! so that younger people can be praised as well. So much for a legacy uhhhh! If you don't believe me dig some documentaries on you tube

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

This is completely false. SPB invites other singers to sing if he feel like he can't do full justice for the composer's composition. Many people have agreed it too.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Who iis that spreading useless and foolish comments who does not know music

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

How lowlife you are. Today her birthday and she is a legend. Stop spreading negativity at least today.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

I heard even SPB was the same type. Did not allow others to sing.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Happy birthday Lata Ji. Stay healthy. Pranam.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Happy birthday to you lataji tumhe aur kya dume tumko hamari umar lagjaye

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