Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar left behind a treasure trove of songs that will be cherished by generations to come. Although the singer cannot be described by any genre, Mangeshkar’s songs, always filled with emotion, were often sad and mostly about unrequited love, but others involved national pride and were used to motivate Indians . His last two recorded music includes a ‘Gayatri Mantra’ and a song which was a tribute to the Indian Army. Check here.
The last 2 songs of Lata Mangeshkar
‘Saugandh Mujhe Is Mitti Ki’ – A Tribute to Indian Army and Nation was his last recorded song released on March 30, 2019.
The legendary singer also recorded the Gayatri Mantra for the wedding of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal. The couple got married on December 12, 2018, and the legendary singer’s recording was played during the wedding.
Lata Mangeshkar last voice recording
She had recited a verse from the Bhagavad Gita during an Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav committee late last year, which was, in fact, the legendary singer’s last recorded message.
Here are some lesser known facts about Lata Mangeshkar:
Lata was born into a family of artists. Her father ran a theater company, while her sisters Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar are also well-known singers. She began her singing career at the age of 13 in 1942.
The first song of his career “Naachu Yaa Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari” was recorded for a Marathi film in 1942. But unfortunately the song was removed from the final cut of the film.
The singer has recorded music in over 30 languages, mostly Hindi and Marathi. During her career, she has lent her voice to more than 5,000 songs in more than a thousand Bollywood and regional language films.
Lata Mangeshkar has the distinction of being the first Indian artist to perform live at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London in 1974. “This is my first concert outside India. I was quite nervous, but I’m grateful for the warm welcome,” she said in her brief speech in Hindi.
In 1991, Guinness Book of Records listed Mangeshkar as the most recorded artist in the world with no less than “30,000 solo, duet and chorus songs” recorded in 20 Indian languages between 1948 and 1987. The record however has been removed. in 1991 by the Guinness Book of Records without any explanation.
During her career which spanned more than 80 years, she never worked with music director OP Nayar.
Some of Lata Mangeshkar’s most famous tunes
In the 70s and 80s, she was frequently seen collaborating with Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh
In the 90s, Lata was seen singing with Kumar Sanu, SP Balahsubramanyam, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet Bhattacharya for music directors like AR Rahman, Jatin-Lalit, Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen.
How the industry remembers her:
Music composer AR Rahman said it was a sad day for us. Someone like Lata Ji is not just an icon, she is part of Indian music and poetry; this emptiness will remain forever. I used to wake up to a picture of Lata Didi’s face and get inspired; had the chance to record some songs and sing with her.
Madhuri Dixit, for whom Lata has sung many songs, said the angelic voice that made us all swoon and fall in love went to heaven to spread that love. Hearing Lata Tai’s melodies over the years, remembering her image in 2 choti and this childish attribute left like an imprint that will never leave our hearts.
Padma Bhushan Ustad Rashid Khan said: Lata Mangeshkar is the pride of India. His passing was a shock to me and to the whole nation. I pray that his soul rests in peace. We will always remember her; no one can take his place.
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