• Lata Mangeshkar turns 92; PM Modi pens birthday wish for ‘Lata Didi’

    Lata Mangeshkar turns 92; PM Modi pens birthday wish for ‘Lata Didi’

    New Delhi: Today, September 28, Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has turned a year older and is celebrating her 92nd birthday.

    On the occasion, like every year Prime minister Narendra Modi extending his wish to the singing queen took to social media and penned a heartfelt wish.

    Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote, “Birthday greetings to respected Lata Didi. Her melodious voice reverberates across the world. She is respected for her humility & passion towards Indian culture. Personally, her blessings are a source of great strength. I pray for Lata Didi’s long & healthy life. @mangeshkarlata.”

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    Moreover, Bollywood celebrities, including Juhi Chawla and Madhur Bhandarkar, wished Lata Mangeshkar on her special day.

    Juhi Chawla tweeted, ‘A 100 trees for the legendary Lataji on her birthday Radio sun rahi thi , aapke 70’s ke gaane baj rahe the , aapki aawaz ko sunkar aisa laga jaise ,phoolon ki baarish ho rahi hai , jaise Gangaji beh rahi hai.. with much love and respect (sic).”

    Madhur Bhandarkar wrote, “Wishing a very Happy Birthday to @mangeshkarlata tai, the voice that touches every heart, Not a single day in my life goes without listening to your songs. May Lord Ganesh bless you with a long and healthy life (sic).”

    Lata Mangeshkar, known as ‘Nightingale of India’, began her career in 1942 is a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards.

    Mangeshkar has been singing since the age of 9 is known for iconic songs like ‘Aayegaa Aanewala’, ‘Aye Mere Vatan Ke Logon’ and ‘Babul Pyare’, among the others. She has sung over 25,000 songs in over 20 Indian languages.