Lata Mangeshkar (1929-2022) – The nightingale is silent

The nightingale of our nation is no more! Yes! The Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar left us with her great memories and melodic songs. But, unfortunately, she passed away on Sunday at the age of 92, that is 6th February in Mumbai at 8:12 am due to multi-organ failure, said the medical director of Breach Candy hospital. The legendary singer was known as the Nightingale of India, where she has sung around 1000 songs. We know nobody can take the place of her in our hearts; she was one in a million with her versatile voice.

She was a legend; no doubt, being a Bharat Ratna awardee, our PM Narendra Modi also visited her to give her last respect. Likewise, not only PM, but many prominent officers Bollywood celebs show respect to our Swar Kokila.

Know more about the legend Lata Mangeshkar

She was born on 28th September 1929 in Madhya Pradesh. Lata Mangeshkar was a great singer since her childhood, and music was in her blood as her father was himself a great musician. His father was Pmadit Deenanath Mangeshkar, a theatre actor, and a Marathi musician. Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Khakdikar, and Hridayanath Mangeshkar had four siblings. She was a versatile singer because she also sang many songs in other film industries. She delivered iconic numbers that are still famous in this 21st century, and we are sure in the future.

Who was Lata Mangeshkar’s Guru (master)?

Master Vinayak guided her after she moved to Mumbai, a filmmaker of the 1930s. She had a great relationship with Madan Mohan, with whom she shared some of the unique and memorable songs. Later, she mentioned that that was a brother and sister relationship that is more than a singer and composer relationship.

She had also worked with Yash Chopra’s songs, and nobody will ever forget this song Tujhe Dekha Toh from DDLJ, Ajeeb Dastan hai ye, and so many that will always be in our playlist. Indeed, nobody will ever be able to compete in place of Lata Mangeshkar because of her refinement and the investment she made in everybody’s life that cares for music, said the famous Dilip Kumar, whom Lata Ji considered as an elder brother.

Awards won by Lata Mangeshkar

Our legend has won famous awards because of her versatility and great voice. However, three national awards are impressive. First, she was awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989. Then In 2001, for her contribution to arts, she was honored by the Bharat Ratna, and then she was awarded Padma Bhusan and Padma Vibhushan.

Apart from these awards and singing, she was also credited as a great music director where she directed various songs such as Sadhi Manase, Mohityanchi, and so on. In addition, she sang multiple songs in multiple languages that made a versatile image.

Lata Mangeshkar sings famous songs!

So there are thousands of songs that she sings, some of the famous that will always be in our playlist and heart are –

  • Jiya Jale from Dil Tak
  • Piya Tose Naina Lage re
  • Lag Jaa Gale
  • Ajeeb Dastan hai ye
  • Tujhe Dekha To from DDLJ
  • Aye mere watan ke Logo
  • Ye samaa samaa hai pyaar ka
  • Pyaar Hua iraar hua from shree 420
  • Humko Humise chura lo
  • Ek tu hi Bharosa from Pukaar

So there are thousands of famous songs that are very famous and will always be in our hearts. Lata Ji was a beloved singer who has won millions of hearts with her sweet voice.

Bollywood’s Swar Kokila is no more, and it’s a significant loss for the music industry. She was the most outstanding personality of our nation who has sung various hits with her voice.

Many Bollywood celebs have come to pay tribute to our nightingale.

No one can replace NIGHTINGALE Lata Mangeshkar!

Hence, there is no replacement for our nightingale Lata Ji. Her contribution to Bollywood and our nation is irreplaceable, and words can’t even describe her. It’s a significant loss for the music industry, and we lost a gem that was not only versatile but was terrific in person also. People not only respect her for her singing but for what a lovely human being she was. 

Final word

The way she supported her family after they lost their father was recommendable. She stood by her and protected her family like a guardian. The significant loss shatters the music world. But as we know, we are humans one day, and everyone needs to go; this is a life cycle. But memories will always stay with us. Swar kokila’s voice will always echo till ever. The Voice of God is no more with us, but her contribution, songs, and voice will always make her live with us.

Rest in Peace!

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