Veteran Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar will be conferred the ‘Daughter of the Nation’ title on the occasion of her 90th birthday on September 28. As per media reports, the veteran singer will be honoured with the title as a tribute to her contribution to Indian film music over seven decades.
As per media reports, an informed source from the government revealed that PM Modi is a huge admirer of Lata Mangeshkar's voice and said that the veteran singer will be officially designate as the ‘Daughter of the Nation’ on her 90th birthday. He further reportedly revealed that poet-lyricist Prasoon Joshi has written a special song for the occasion.
President Ram Nath Kovind met Lata Mangeshkar at her residence in Mumbai during his visit to the city last month. The official Twitter handle of the President had put up a picture from the meeting and hailed the legendary musician as 'the pride of India'. In the post, the country chief expressed his delight to meet the legendary musician and conveyed his best wishes. He also praised her for sweetening lives with her soulful melody and said that she 'continues to inspire us with her simplicity and grace'.
Delighted to meet @MangeshkarLata ji at her residence in Mumbai. Conveyed my best wishes for her good health.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 18, 2019
Lata ji, the pride of India, has sweetened our lives with her soulful melody. She continues to inspire us with her simplicity and grace #PresidentKovind pic.twitter.com/CnwjhJhzXT
Lata Mangeshkar was in news recently when she spoke about internet sensation, Ranu Mondal. While the internet has been buzzing about her talent, veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar expressed her views on the same and said that she thinks that Ranu Mondal's newfound fame won't last long.
As per media reports, during a recent media interaction, Lata Mangeshkar said that she will consider herself fortunate if someone is benefitted by her name and work, but she feels that 'imitation is not a reliable and durable companion for success.' As per media reports, Lata Mangeshkar said that by singing her song, or Kishore Kumar's song or Mohammad Rafi's song aspiring singers can get short-term attention, but it won't last.
56 years old Ranu Mondal who reportedly used to sing outside Kolkata railway station became an overnight sensation after her soulful rendition of Lata Mangeshkar's classic number 'Ek pyaar ka nagma hai' went viral on the internet. Her melodious voice was widely appreciated by the audience and was shared widely across social media platforms. Soon after, Bollywood music composer-actor Himesh Reshammiya spotted her and gave her a big Bollywood break.
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