Between 1948 and 1987, she contributed her voice to almost 30,000 songs in a variety of languages, according to Guinness World Records.
Digital Desk: The birth anniversary of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar is celebrated on September 28 every year by her fans. Millions of people's hearts have been forever touched by her beautiful voice and timeless songs.
Lata Mangeshkar, who was born in Indore in 1929, relentlessly pursued excellence throughout her career before becoming the most renowned playback singer in the Hindi cinema industry. Lata was introduced to the world of music at a young age by her father, the famed classical musician Deenanath Mangeshkar.
Generations of singers and musicians have been influenced by Lata Mangeshkar. Between 1948 and 1987, she contributed her voice to almost 30,000 songs in a variety of languages, according to Guinness World Records. Numerous honours were bestowed upon her, including the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India.
Let's trip through some of the famous singer's timeless tunes as we honour her on her birthday:
1. Lag Jaa Gale (1964's Woh Kaun Thi): This song, which was written by Raja Mehndi Ali Khan and Madan Mohan, is the epitome of Lata's talent for infusing soul and emotion into her singing.
2. Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo (Live Performance, 1963): During the Indo-China War, Lata's recital of this patriotic song brought the entire country to tears. Her voice was filled with emotion and conveyed the sorrow and pride of a country.
3. Piya Tose Naina Laage Re (Guide, 1965): Lata displays her mastery of classical music in this love song written by Shailendra and composed by SD Burman.
4. Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh (Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, 1960): Written by Shailendra and performed by Shankar-Jaikishan, this song expertly conveys the feeling of unrequited love.
5. Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha (Anpadh, 1962): Lata's interpretation of this song is a classic demonstration of adoration and love. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan wrote the lyrics, and Madan Mohan composed the music.