Lata Mangeshkar : Bharat Ratna Awardee


Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar took her last breath on February 6, 2022, at the age of 92. Legendary singer and Bharat Ratna recipient Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday in Mumbai. Known as the ‘Nightingale of India’, Her career spanned for seven decades . she has left us behind , her mellifluous voice, sung across a career that lasted for over 70 years. Lata, considered one of the greatest Indian playback singers, will live on through her melodies.

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Key Facts

  • She was tested Covid-19 positive on January 8 and was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital. She was under observation in the ICU.
  • She was an asset to the film industry and won numerous awards throughout her extensive singing career.
  • Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Filmfare awards, National Awards, State Awards etc are few honours to her.

Lata Mangeshkar Biography

Lata Mangeshkar dubbed the “Nightingale of Bollywood,” is without a doubt one of India’s most well-known and revered female voices. Most want to be vocalists to fade away before the decade is through. Mangeshkar is a solid force to contend with, with a singing career lasting over seven decades in the Hindi and Indian regional cinema industries. Not only has the woman with the Golden Voice left an indelible imprint on Hindi filmdom by singing for over a thousand Hindi films, but she has also contributed her voice to songs in over 36 regional Indian and other languages.

Lata was born as the oldest daughter of a classical singer. Therefore, singing came quickly to her. Since her father was also a theatre professional, Lata and her siblings were exposed to the large stage early. Her father’s untimely death when she was still a child required her to take on the role of breadwinner for her family, which she did admirably. She was given the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, for her remarkable accomplishments and contributions to Indian art—a very unusual accolade for a soprano.

Her Prestigious recognitions

  • She received several awards & recognition in his seven decade career of singing.
  • She received Padma Bhushan in 1969.
  • She was bestowed by Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1989.
  • She was awarded the Bharat Ratna, which is India’s highest civilian award in 2001.

Guinness Book of World Records

She was recognised in Guinness Book of World Records in 1974, for singing maximum number of songs in the world.