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Wishing Lataji A Very Happy 80th Birthday.



SOME FACTS OF LATA JI.



The Royal Albert Hall, London has recorded the graph of Lata's voice with the help of a computer which is by far the "Most Perfect" in the World.

* Although Lataji attended school for a day, she has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by 6 universities including the New York University.
Lataji has been rated as the 2nd most Admired Indian after Atal Bihari Vajpayee (The Week-Mode opinion poll). She has also been Voted as The Most Important Indian of the 20th Century (Arts) in a Net Survey By IndiaWorld.com.

* Lata Mangeshkar's horoscope is among the ten most Powerful Horoscopes of the century in the country
*After India’s losses in the India-China war in 1962,Lata had sung the song, Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon, Zara Aankh Me Bhar Lo Pani. The song, moved the then Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to tears and he confessed 'Beti toone mujhe rula diya'.
* Once when Lataji was 6 or 7, she was humming a tune to herself, suddenly she fell down and got unconscious. On regaining consciousness she started singing the same song from where she had stopped it on losing consciousness !!
* She has a permanent gallery reserved for her at the Lord's Stadium from where she enjoys watching her favourite game- Cricket.
* Photography has been one of her lesser known passions.
* At the age of two Lataji had an attack of Smallpox which made her to carry its marks to this day, she also suffers from an acute Sinus problem.

* Lata's Favourite :

Literary Works:- Khalil, Gibran, Chekov & Tolstoy
Classical Singers:- Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan & Ustad Ameer Khan
Playback Singers:-K.L.Saigal & Noorjehan
Film Makers:- Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy & Satyajit Ray
Movies:- Padosan, Gone with the wind, Limelight & Titanic
Music Directors:- Madan Mohan, Salil Chowdhary & Jaidev
Lyricist:- Shailendra,Sahir Ludhianavi, Majrooh, Neeraj & Naksh Lyallpuri
Sports:- Cricket, Football & Tennis
Hobbies:- Photography & Cooking
Food:- Kolhapuri Mutton & Fried Fish with Tartar Sauce
Accessories :- Her Golden Payals
Indian City:- Mumbai
City:- New York
Colour:- White
Jewellery:- Diamonds
Festival:- Diwali

* Maximum Duets With Male:-Mohd.Rafi (440) Kishore Kumar (327)
Female:- Asha Bhosle (74), Usha Mangeshkar (62), Geeta Dutt(34)
* Maximum Songs With Music Directors:- Laxmikant Pyarelal (666), Shankar Jaikishen (453), R.D Burman (328)

Lyricist:- Anand Bakshi (700), Rajendra Krishan (554), Majrooh Sultanpuri (431) * Lata always sings barefoot as a mark of respect to the platform where she sings.

* She Can sing in 3 Octaves, most singers can only sing in 2 octaves.
* Aayega Aanewala [Mahal](1949) is considered to be one of the biggest hits in Lata's career but The Gramaphone Company Of India gave the credit for the playback of this film to 'Kamini' which was the character Lata sang for, she is yet to be paid for this song.
* Naushad Saheb told Lata to imitate Noorjehan for the song 'Uthaye Ja Unke Sitam' [ANDAZ] (1949), he said "Achha Latabai Ab Apni Pakistani Behen Ko Yaad Kar Ke Yeh Gaana Gayiega."
* In 1985,Lata performed in a charity show in Toronto, this was the first time that a 3rd World Artiste performed for a 1st world charity organisation and collection of over $1,50,000 were made which Lata donated to the charity organisation.
* The secret of Lataji’s melodious voice lies not only in her talent but also in her strict discipline over her diet , so she eats a lot of Chillies preferably Kolhapuri chillies which add to the sweetness in her voice.
* To keep ourselves fit we exercise, go to the gym etc. but for Lataji its a different story altogether to keep her voice in shape she chews gum !! ,yes Chewing Gum.
* Like most actresses, Madhubala before signing any new film insisted that Lataji playback her songs. After all, 'Aayega Aanewala' immortalised the magical Madhubala's onscreen charisma.
* She has a liking for scents and perfumes especially the very Indian ‘Itr’. It is this liking for Itr which prompted the launch of Lata perfume which initially has its range of fruity tones which have been selected by Lata herself .
* In 1974, Lataji became the First Indian to have performed in the Royal Albert Hall, London
* 16th December, 1941 marked her first AIR broadcast, her father Deenanathji heard that broadcast in Pune and it moved him to tears. "Lata will take the family name further" is what he said on that day.
* Before singing any song Lataji writes the song in her own Hand-writing and starts by writing ‘Shri’ on top of the page.
* If reborn Lataji would want to be an Indian again and preferably a Maharashtrian but not again as a woman.
* In 1984, the Madhya Pradesh Goverment instituted the Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar in Lataji's honour.The award has been conferred to Anil Biswas, Naushad Ali, Kishore Kumar, Jaidev, Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle & Khaiyyam.

* Lata's small disputes

S.D.Burman: From 1958 to 1962 lata didn't sing for S.D.Burman due to a personal dispute.The Song 'Mora Gora Ang' [BANDINI] was sung after a resolution initiated by R.D.Burman
Mohd.Rafi: They didn't sing together for 3 years because of a fight on Royalties, S.D.Burman reunited them for 'Dil Pukare'[JEWEL THIEF] * Nargis declared she never required glycerine to emote for Lataji's songs. How else can heartwrenching love be articulated than in 'Rasik Balma'.
* Bimal Roy once persuaded Salil da to sing a complex Bengali song Salil Chowdhary obliged and was alarmed to find that young Lata had fainted. She confesses, 'While listening to the song, I was overcome. I couldn't control myself'.
* 'Rasik Balma'[CHORI-CHORI] won the best song Filmfare Award, Lata refused to sing it live in protest of no playback category.
* She knows Urdu as well as her mother tongue Marathi.
* She has never sung for O.P.Nayyar & has never performed in Goa even though she hails from a small hamlet Mangeshi in Goa.
* Despite being of a shy persona, Lataji is a good mimic and likes telling jokes.
* Of all the actresses, Lataji feels her voice suits Saira Banu the most. .
* Lataji loves getting small gifts from friends and family, Greeting Cards are her favourite.
* Lataji was first named as 'Hema' according to her birth date, she was nicknamed 'Hridaya' by her father, the name Lata was used later.Although, the family surname was Hardikar, it was Lata's father who adopted the surname Mangeshkar, since the family hails from a small village, Mangeshi, in Goa.
* The very talented Asha Bhosle revealed that there are no negative vibes between the two sisters (Lata & Asha), they are considering a worldwide tour together in the near future. This would definitely be a blockbuster tour, as both sisters have a huge following all over the world.
* Lata Mangeshkar has undertaken a colossal hospital project to immortalise the memory of her father. For the purpose the Lata Mangeshkar Medical Foundation was formed.
* Dinanathji also owned a studio in Sangli,Maharashtra.
* Satyajit Ray & Lataji are the only two people who have received both the Bharat Ratna & the Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
* Lataji is the 5th Woman to receive the Bharat Ratna, the other four are Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Aruna Asaf Ali & M.S.SubuLaxmi.

...Deepak...
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QUOTE(xice @ Sep 28 2009, 02:49 PM) *


S.D.Burman: From 1958 to 1962 lata didn't sing for S.D.Burman due to a personal dispute.The Song 'Mora Gora Ang' [BANDINI] was sung after a resolution initiated by R.D.Burman

...Deepak...


Here is an excerpt from Lata Mangeshkar ....in her own voice-Conversations with Nasreen Munni Kabir

NMK:There was a rumour you had a rift with S.D Burman which lasted for 5 years.Is it true?

LM: I sang a song for a Nargisji film called Miss India. S.D.Burman asked me to sing it softly
to create a sweet mood. A few days later , he called and said we had to re-record it.I asked
"Dada what's wrong with it?"He explained the character who would sing in this film was a kind
of tomboy and the song was too soft and feminine. So i said: "Fine. I'll do it again but i am a .
little busy right now ." Two or three days later,he sent someone to arrange a re-recording date.
I later discovered this person went to Dada,and instead of saying i was busy, he said i refused
to re-record the song. Dada was upset and assumed that i was being difficult and commented
he would not work with me again. I called hm up and said: 'I 'll spare you the embarrassment,
Dada. You don't have to say anything. I won't sing for you.'

It was a misunderstanding rather than a rift. As far as i can recall R.D and Bimal Roy
encouraged us to work together again. The first song we then recorded was
'Mora gora ang lai le' for Bandini

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Wishing HER another outstanding Birthday (IMG:style_emoticons/OurHFMEmot/HBDay.gif)

Here's Lata-ji rendering the famous "Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye....."

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On Lata's birthday, a small gift from my side - a piece of brilliance from almost 50 years ago.
Personally, I find each and every aspect of this song perfect.

And, the only Marathi duet of Lata and Asha for Hridaynath, that I know of, film or non-film.


The thought of Hridaynath, Lata and Asha all in the same recording room gives me goosebumps - possibly three of the most gifted and talented siblings of any time in Indian history. :)

I only wish I could understand what the lyrics mean.


Lata Mangeshkar - Yeshil Kadhi Partun Jeeva Laga (Antaricha Diva, 60, w Asha, MD Hridaynath M) (MARATHI)


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WISHING A VERY HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY TO LATAJI.

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Wishing Lataji a very very Happy Birthday.

Was watching a 1 hour long interview of her on a channel yesterday. Loved every bit of it. She spoke a lot about Ashaji, Kishoreda, her penchant for jewellry and many more things.
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Many heartly wishes for the Birthday Latadidi,


you are a divine voice...


God may give you very long life and nice songs for us from you...


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QUOTE(Rishii @ Sep 29 2009, 01:21 PM) *

Wishing Lataji a very very Happy Birthday.

Was watching a 1 hour long interview of her on a channel yesterday. Loved every bit of it. She spoke a lot about Ashaji, Kishoreda, her penchant for jewellry and many more things.




Dear Rishiji,

Would you pls upload this interview available anywhere or any link for this?
I am very eager to watch this interview.


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QUOTE(xice @ Sep 28 2009, 02:49 PM) *

Wishing Lataji A Very Happy 80th Birthday.

SOME FACTS OF LATA JI.
The Royal Albert Hall, London has recorded the graph of Lata's voice with the help of a computer which is by far the "Most Perfect" in the World.

* Although Lataji attended school for a day, she has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by 6 universities including the New York University.
Lataji has been rated as the 2nd most Admired Indian after Atal Bihari Vajpayee (The Week-Mode opinion poll). She has also been Voted as The Most Important Indian of the 20th Century (Arts) in a Net Survey By IndiaWorld.com.

* Lata Mangeshkar's horoscope is among the ten most Powerful Horoscopes of the century in the country
*After India’s losses in the India-China war in 1962,Lata had sung the song, Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon, Zara Aankh Me Bhar Lo Pani. The song, moved the then Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to tears and he confessed 'Beti toone mujhe rula diya'.
* Once when Lataji was 6 or 7, she was humming a tune to herself, suddenly she fell down and got unconscious. On regaining consciousness she started singing the same song from where she had stopped it on losing consciousness !!
* She has a permanent gallery reserved for her at the Lord's Stadium from where she enjoys watching her favourite game- Cricket.
* Photography has been one of her lesser known passions.
* At the age of two Lataji had an attack of Smallpox which made her to carry its marks to this day, she also suffers from an acute Sinus problem.

* Lata's Favourite :

Literary Works:- Khalil, Gibran, Chekov & Tolstoy
Classical Singers:- Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan & Ustad Ameer Khan
Playback Singers:-K.L.Saigal & Noorjehan
Film Makers:- Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy & Satyajit Ray
Movies:- Padosan, Gone with the wind, Limelight & Titanic
Music Directors:- Madan Mohan, Salil Chowdhary & Jaidev
Lyricist:- Shailendra,Sahir Ludhianavi, Majrooh, Neeraj & Naksh Lyallpuri
Sports:- Cricket, Football & Tennis
Hobbies:- Photography & Cooking
Food:- Kolhapuri Mutton & Fried Fish with Tartar Sauce
Accessories :- Her Golden Payals
Indian City:- Mumbai
City:- New York
Colour:- White
Jewellery:- Diamonds
Festival:- Diwali

* Maximum Duets With Male:-Mohd.Rafi (440) Kishore Kumar (327)
Female:- Asha Bhosle (74), Usha Mangeshkar (62), Geeta Dutt(34)
* Maximum Songs With Music Directors:- Laxmikant Pyarelal (666), Shankar Jaikishen (453), R.D Burman (328)

Lyricist:- Anand Bakshi (700), Rajendra Krishan (554), Majrooh Sultanpuri (431) * Lata always sings barefoot as a mark of respect to the platform where she sings.

* She Can sing in 3 Octaves, most singers can only sing in 2 octaves.
* Aayega Aanewala [Mahal](1949) is considered to be one of the biggest hits in Lata's career but The Gramaphone Company Of India gave the credit for the playback of this film to 'Kamini' which was the character Lata sang for, she is yet to be paid for this song.
* Naushad Saheb told Lata to imitate Noorjehan for the song 'Uthaye Ja Unke Sitam' [ANDAZ] (1949), he said "Achha Latabai Ab Apni Pakistani Behen Ko Yaad Kar Ke Yeh Gaana Gayiega."
* In 1985,Lata performed in a charity show in Toronto, this was the first time that a 3rd World Artiste performed for a 1st world charity organisation and collection of over $1,50,000 were made which Lata donated to the charity organisation.
* The secret of Lataji’s melodious voice lies not only in her talent but also in her strict discipline over her diet , so she eats a lot of Chillies preferably Kolhapuri chillies which add to the sweetness in her voice.
* To keep ourselves fit we exercise, go to the gym etc. but for Lataji its a different story altogether to keep her voice in shape she chews gum !! ,yes Chewing Gum.
* Like most actresses, Madhubala before signing any new film insisted that Lataji playback her songs. After all, 'Aayega Aanewala' immortalised the magical Madhubala's onscreen charisma.
* She has a liking for scents and perfumes especially the very Indian ‘Itr’. It is this liking for Itr which prompted the launch of Lata perfume which initially has its range of fruity tones which have been selected by Lata herself .
* In 1974, Lataji became the First Indian to have performed in the Royal Albert Hall, London
* 16th December, 1941 marked her first AIR broadcast, her father Deenanathji heard that broadcast in Pune and it moved him to tears. "Lata will take the family name further" is what he said on that day.
* Before singing any song Lataji writes the song in her own Hand-writing and starts by writing ‘Shri’ on top of the page.
* If reborn Lataji would want to be an Indian again and preferably a Maharashtrian but not again as a woman.
* In 1984, the Madhya Pradesh Goverment instituted the Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar in Lataji's honour.The award has been conferred to Anil Biswas, Naushad Ali, Kishore Kumar, Jaidev, Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle & Khaiyyam.

* Lata's small disputes

S.D.Burman: From 1958 to 1962 lata didn't sing for S.D.Burman due to a personal dispute.The Song 'Mora Gora Ang' [BANDINI] was sung after a resolution initiated by R.D.Burman
Mohd.Rafi: They didn't sing together for 3 years because of a fight on Royalties, S.D.Burman reunited them for 'Dil Pukare'[JEWEL THIEF] * Nargis declared she never required glycerine to emote for Lataji's songs. How else can heartwrenching love be articulated than in 'Rasik Balma'.
* Bimal Roy once persuaded Salil da to sing a complex Bengali song Salil Chowdhary obliged and was alarmed to find that young Lata had fainted. She confesses, 'While listening to the song, I was overcome. I couldn't control myself'.
* 'Rasik Balma'[CHORI-CHORI] won the best song Filmfare Award, Lata refused to sing it live in protest of no playback category.
* She knows Urdu as well as her mother tongue Marathi.
* She has never sung for O.P.Nayyar & has never performed in Goa even though she hails from a small hamlet Mangeshi in Goa.
* Despite being of a shy persona, Lataji is a good mimic and likes telling jokes.
* Of all the actresses, Lataji feels her voice suits Saira Banu the most. .
* Lataji loves getting small gifts from friends and family, Greeting Cards are her favourite.
* Lataji was first named as 'Hema' according to her birth date, she was nicknamed 'Hridaya' by her father, the name Lata was used later.Although, the family surname was Hardikar, it was Lata's father who adopted the surname Mangeshkar, since the family hails from a small village, Mangeshi, in Goa.
* The very talented Asha Bhosle revealed that there are no negative vibes between the two sisters (Lata & Asha), they are considering a worldwide tour together in the near future. This would definitely be a blockbuster tour, as both sisters have a huge following all over the world.
* Lata Mangeshkar has undertaken a colossal hospital project to immortalise the memory of her father. For the purpose the Lata Mangeshkar Medical Foundation was formed.
* Dinanathji also owned a studio in Sangli,Maharashtra.
* Satyajit Ray & Lataji are the only two people who have received both the Bharat Ratna & the Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
* Lataji is the 5th Woman to receive the Bharat Ratna, the other four are Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Aruna Asaf Ali & M.S.SubuLaxmi.

...Deepak...
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QUOTE(xice @ Sep 28 2009, 02:49 PM) *

Wishing Lataji A Very Happy 80th Birthday.

SOME FACTS OF LATA JI.
The Royal Albert Hall, London has recorded the graph of Lata's voice with the help of a computer which is by far the "Most Perfect" in the World.

* Although Lataji attended school for a day, she has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by 6 universities including the New York University.
Lataji has been rated as the 2nd most Admired Indian after Atal Bihari Vajpayee (The Week-Mode opinion poll). She has also been Voted as The Most Important Indian of the 20th Century (Arts) in a Net Survey By IndiaWorld.com.

* Lata Mangeshkar's horoscope is among the ten most Powerful Horoscopes of the century in the country
*After India’s losses in the India-China war in 1962,Lata had sung the song, Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon, Zara Aankh Me Bhar Lo Pani. The song, moved the then Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to tears and he confessed 'Beti toone mujhe rula diya'.
* Once when Lataji was 6 or 7, she was humming a tune to herself, suddenly she fell down and got unconscious. On regaining consciousness she started singing the same song from where she had stopped it on losing consciousness !!
* She has a permanent gallery reserved for her at the Lord's Stadium from where she enjoys watching her favourite game- Cricket.
* Photography has been one of her lesser known passions.
* At the age of two Lataji had an attack of Smallpox which made her to carry its marks to this day, she also suffers from an acute Sinus problem.

* Lata's Favourite :

Literary Works:- Khalil, Gibran, Chekov & Tolstoy
Classical Singers:- Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan & Ustad Ameer Khan
Playback Singers:-K.L.Saigal & Noorjehan
Film Makers:- Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy & Satyajit Ray
Movies:- Padosan, Gone with the wind, Limelight & Titanic
Music Directors:- Madan Mohan, Salil Chowdhary & Jaidev
Lyricist:- Shailendra,Sahir Ludhianavi, Majrooh, Neeraj & Naksh Lyallpuri
Sports:- Cricket, Football & Tennis
Hobbies:- Photography & Cooking
Food:- Kolhapuri Mutton & Fried Fish with Tartar Sauce
Accessories :- Her Golden Payals
Indian City:- Mumbai
City:- New York
Colour:- White
Jewellery:- Diamonds
Festival:- Diwali

* Maximum Duets With Male:-Mohd.Rafi (440) Kishore Kumar (327)
Female:- Asha Bhosle (74), Usha Mangeshkar (62), Geeta Dutt(34)
* Maximum Songs With Music Directors:- Laxmikant Pyarelal (666), Shankar Jaikishen (453), R.D Burman (328)

Lyricist:- Anand Bakshi (700), Rajendra Krishan (554), Majrooh Sultanpuri (431) * Lata always sings barefoot as a mark of respect to the platform where she sings.

* She Can sing in 3 Octaves, most singers can only sing in 2 octaves.
* Aayega Aanewala [Mahal](1949) is considered to be one of the biggest hits in Lata's career but The Gramaphone Company Of India gave the credit for the playback of this film to 'Kamini' which was the character Lata sang for, she is yet to be paid for this song.
* Naushad Saheb told Lata to imitate Noorjehan for the song 'Uthaye Ja Unke Sitam' [ANDAZ] (1949), he said "Achha Latabai Ab Apni Pakistani Behen Ko Yaad Kar Ke Yeh Gaana Gayiega."
* In 1985,Lata performed in a charity show in Toronto, this was the first time that a 3rd World Artiste performed for a 1st world charity organisation and collection of over $1,50,000 were made which Lata donated to the charity organisation.
* The secret of Lataji’s melodious voice lies not only in her talent but also in her strict discipline over her diet , so she eats a lot of Chillies preferably Kolhapuri chillies which add to the sweetness in her voice.
* To keep ourselves fit we exercise, go to the gym etc. but for Lataji its a different story altogether to keep her voice in shape she chews gum !! ,yes Chewing Gum.
* Like most actresses, Madhubala before signing any new film insisted that Lataji playback her songs. After all, 'Aayega Aanewala' immortalised the magical Madhubala's onscreen charisma.
* She has a liking for scents and perfumes especially the very Indian ‘Itr’. It is this liking for Itr which prompted the launch of Lata perfume which initially has its range of fruity tones which have been selected by Lata herself .
* In 1974, Lataji became the First Indian to have performed in the Royal Albert Hall, London
* 16th December, 1941 marked her first AIR broadcast, her father Deenanathji heard that broadcast in Pune and it moved him to tears. "Lata will take the family name further" is what he said on that day.
* Before singing any song Lataji writes the song in her own Hand-writing and starts by writing ‘Shri’ on top of the page.
* If reborn Lataji would want to be an Indian again and preferably a Maharashtrian but not again as a woman.
* In 1984, the Madhya Pradesh Goverment instituted the Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar in Lataji's honour.The award has been conferred to Anil Biswas, Naushad Ali, Kishore Kumar, Jaidev, Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle & Khaiyyam.

* Lata's small disputes

S.D.Burman: From 1958 to 1962 lata didn't sing for S.D.Burman due to a personal dispute.The Song 'Mora Gora Ang' [BANDINI] was sung after a resolution initiated by R.D.Burman
Mohd.Rafi: They didn't sing together for 3 years because of a fight on Royalties, S.D.Burman reunited them for 'Dil Pukare'[JEWEL THIEF] * Nargis declared she never required glycerine to emote for Lataji's songs. How else can heartwrenching love be articulated than in 'Rasik Balma'.
* Bimal Roy once persuaded Salil da to sing a complex Bengali song Salil Chowdhary obliged and was alarmed to find that young Lata had fainted. She confesses, 'While listening to the song, I was overcome. I couldn't control myself'.
* 'Rasik Balma'[CHORI-CHORI] won the best song Filmfare Award, Lata refused to sing it live in protest of no playback category.
* She knows Urdu as well as her mother tongue Marathi.
* She has never sung for O.P.Nayyar & has never performed in Goa even though she hails from a small hamlet Mangeshi in Goa.
* Despite being of a shy persona, Lataji is a good mimic and likes telling jokes.
* Of all the actresses, Lataji feels her voice suits Saira Banu the most. .
* Lataji loves getting small gifts from friends and family, Greeting Cards are her favourite.
* Lataji was first named as 'Hema' according to her birth date, she was nicknamed 'Hridaya' by her father, the name Lata was used later.Although, the family surname was Hardikar, it was Lata's father who adopted the surname Mangeshkar, since the family hails from a small village, Mangeshi, in Goa.
* The very talented Asha Bhosle revealed that there are no negative vibes between the two sisters (Lata & Asha), they are considering a worldwide tour together in the near future. This would definitely be a blockbuster tour, as both sisters have a huge following all over the world.
* Lata Mangeshkar has undertaken a colossal hospital project to immortalise the memory of her father. For the purpose the Lata Mangeshkar Medical Foundation was formed.
* Dinanathji also owned a studio in Sangli,Maharashtra.
* Satyajit Ray & Lataji are the only two people who have received both the Bharat Ratna & the Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
* Lataji is the 5th Woman to receive the Bharat Ratna, the other four are Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Aruna Asaf Ali & M.S.SubuLaxmi.

...Deepak...




Thanks a lot for such a nice info.
Very Interesting.

Once in an interview lataji told about her 10 most favourite Music composers.
Can anybody list their names pls.


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post Sep 30 2009, 08:36 AM
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QUOTE(Sachin @ Sep 29 2009, 06:26 PM) *

Dear Rishiji,

Would you pls upload this interview available anywhere or any link for this?
I am very eager to watch this interview.
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TRY AND SEARCH IT ON YOUTUBE. I HAVENT RECORDED IT. (IMG:style_emoticons/OurHFMEmot/happy.gif)
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In Headlines Today on Lataji's bday,when the interviewer asked Lataji who is her favourite co-singer she told that her favourite co-singer is Kishore Kumar.Then the interviewer told Lataji that when she had interviewed Ashaji,she had also told that Kishoreda is her favourite. (IMG:style_emoticons/OurHFMEmot/happy.gif)
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