As legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar turned 92 on Tuesday, September 29, several prominent figures across India, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wrote heartwarming wishes for the “Queen of the Melody”. Lata Ji, who sang more than 25,000 songs in different languages, kept her birthday celebrations simple amid the dire COVID-19 situation.
The singer’s stint in the movies began with veteran songwriter Datta Davjekar in Aap Ki Sewa Mein, after which she worked with icons like Madan Mohan, Kalyanji-Anandji, RD Burman, Rajesh Roshan, Bappi Lahiri among others. A comeback image of Lahiri and Lata Mangeshkar has recently resurfaced on the internet and will give any music lover of yesteryear a refreshing glimpse into the veteran’s youth.
A glimpse of Bappi Lahiri, Lata Mangeshkar’s return pic
Lahiri and Lata Ji, who worked together on Jab Se Mile Naina, among other pieces of music, can be seen posing together in the black and white photo of their youngest. Lata Mangeshkar looks stunning in a simple saree, with a bindi on the forehead while Bappi Lahiri can be seen with large frames.
Bappi Lahiri, whose fake health updates recently took to the internet, took to social media earlier this month and dismissed the rumors, adding that he is “doing fine.” He wrote: “Discouraging to hear that some media have published false reports about me and my health.” He signed the statement stating that he is fine and added: “With the blessing of my fans and supporters, I am fine! Bappida[sic]Along with his statement, the 68-year-old added ‘. # Falsereporting[sic]’.
Learn more about Lata Mangeshkar’s birthday
Lata I have, who is a recipient of the Bharat Ratna among several other awards, celebrated her 92nd birthday on September 28. Among others, Prime Minister Modi used his Twitter account to send his greetings to “Lata Didi”. The Prime Minister wrote: “. and a healthy life[sic]. ”
Birthday greetings to the respected Lata Didi. Her melodious voice resonates across the world. She is respected for her humility and passion for Indian culture. Personally, his blessings are a source of great strength. I pray for the long and healthy life of Lata Didi. @mangeshkarlata
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 28, 2021
During his interaction with Bollywood Hungama, the singer also revealed that she has no plans to celebrate in the midst of a pandemic. ‘What is there to celebrate?’ she said. The singer added that the greatest gift she adorns is to be loved by her family.
(Image: PTI / @ GABBBARSINGH / Twitter)
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