8 Things You Didn’t Know About Lata Mangeshkar

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Lata Mangeshkar Biography

Lata Mangeshkar, a legendary Indian playback singer passed away on Sunday in Mumbai. She was known as the ‘Nightingale of India’. She was the winner of the Bharat Ratna Award and became famous for her melodious voice. She has left behind a treasure of lovely songs, sung across a career. She is still living in millions of hearts as her death has shaken the world. Well, here’s a chance to know more about Nightingale. And we are sure you would love to know about her. So, let’s have a look at the given facts!

Lata Mangeshkar

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Lata Mangeshkar

1- She comes from a family of Performers

Lata Mangeshkar comes from a family of performers. Her father ran a theatre company and she grew up with a love of music. And here you will be surprised to know that she was the elder sister of Asha Bhosle. And fortunately, the duo took up singing as a career.

2- Lata Mangeshkar’s first song was removed from the film

Lata Mangeshkar recorded the first song of her career ‘Naachu Yaa Gade’ Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari” in 1942 for a Marathi movie called Kiti Hasaal. But sadly, it was removed from the film.

3- She once fainted while recording a song

The legendary singer Lata once fainted while recording a song with music composer Naushad. She once shared in an interview that they were recording a song on a long hot summer afternoon.

4- Lata Didi never listened to her own songs

Lata Mangeshkar was the most successful singer who often became a part of the limelight. She once shared in an interview that she never listened to her own songs. The reason was if she listened she would find a hundred faults in her singing.

5- Her favorite music director was Madan Mohan

Lata Mangeshkar always admired other fellow singers. When it comes to her favorite music director, she never forgot to praise Madan Mohan.

6- She served as a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha

She had spent a brief time as a member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from 1999 to 2005. She had been nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1999.

7- Her fame extends way beyond Indian boundaries

Lata Mangeshkar’s fame extends way beyond Indian boundaries. The millions of people loved her voice and never stopped praising the queen of Bollywood. And what’s more?    She is the first Indian to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In 2007, France awarded her the highest civilian honor, the Officer of the Legion of Honour.

8- Lata Mangeshkar once held a Guinness world record

According to the 1974 edition of The Guinness Book of Records, Lata Mangeshkar was the most recorded artist. From 1991 until 2011, Lata’s sister was the most recorded artist in Guinness’ records.

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