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Sharmila Tagore remembers the time when Lata Mangeshkar collected Rs. 20 lakh for Indian cricket team after 1983 World Cup

The legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar left the world on February 6. She was suffering from COVID and was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital. Everyone knows that Lataji was a big cricket fan.

Remembering her, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore mourned her demise and recalled that she collected Rs. 20 lakh along with her brother for the Indian cricket team after they won the World Cup in 1983.

In an interview with Aaj Tak Television, veteran actress Sharmila Tagor recalled Lata Mangeshkar sending money to the Indian cricket team after their maiden World Cup victory in 1983.

Speaking to Aaj Tak TV, she said, “She was very fond of cricket. In 1983, when we won the World Cup. She raised funds with her brother. They raised Rs 20 lakh for the Indian Cricket team and they got Rs 1 lakh each. At that time, BCCI didn’t have that much money. Even for Goa, with Sudhir Phadke saab, they did a concert for Goa Liberation and she contributed to that also.”

She further added, “There were many aspects of Lata ji. She was a wonderful photographer. Very fond of wildlife. She used to take beautiful pictures of animals and I hope the family can think of having an exhibition of the photographs. We would like to see that also.”
Sharmila Tagore also added that Lata ji will live forever.
“As long as the music is there, Lata ji will always be immortal. Log kabhi unko nahi bhulenge. All her songs are being played on television, like Rahe Na Rahe Hum and all those songs which were being played. She is immortal and the legend will live on. And we have been so fortunate that she has sung for us and we knew her. So many songs that she has sung for me and they were all huge hits, from Aradhana to Talaash to Amar Prem to Chupke Chupke, Anupama,” she said.

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