Bharat Ratna recipient Lata Mangeshkar passed away at the age of 93. The legendary singer is also known as ‘Nightingale of India’ took her last breath on Sunday in Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital.
She has left a legacy of songs sung in her mellifluous voice throughout a career that spanned more than 70 years. Lata, considered one of India’s best playback singers, will be remembered for her songs. Her solos and timeless duets with Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, and a legion of other prominent Indian singers, as well as a legion of other prominent Indian vocalists, are among Hindi cinema’s most unforgettable tunes.
Here are some lesser-known facts about the Indian Nightingale:
1. Lata Mangeshkar was born in a family of artists
Lata Mangeshkar was born into a family of artists. Lata grew up with a passion for music thanks to her father, who owned a theatre business. When the sisters (Lata and Asha Bhosle) started singing, they wanted to continue their father’s history. She recalled the immediate cause for her vocation in an earlier interview with Stardust.
2. Lata Mangeshkar’s first song was removed from the film
In 1942, she recorded her first song, “Naachu Yaa Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari,” for the Marathi film Kiti Hasaal. Unfortunately, the song was removed from the final cut of the film.
3. Lata Mangeshkar once fainted while recording a song
Lata once fainted while recording a song with music composer Naushad.
4. Lata Didi never listened to her songs
Lata Mangeshkar previously told Bollywood Hungama that she doesn’t listen to her songs because she would notice a hundred flaws in her singing if she did.
5. Lata Mangeshkar last recorded a song in 2015
Lata has been out of the spotlight for several years due to illness. In 2015, she released her most popular single.