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Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar
AWARDEE

Bharat Ratna Award | 2019 Awardees

  • Nanaji Deshmukh
  • Bhupen Hazarika
  • Pranab Mukherjee

Bharat Ratna Award | 2015 Awardees

  • Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (Posthumous)

Bharat Ratna Award | 2014 Awardees

  • Shri Sachin Tendulkar
  • Professor C. N. R. Rao

Bharat Ratna Award | 2009 Awardee

  • Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

Bharat Ratna Award | 2001 Awardees

  • Ustad Bismillah Khan
  • Sushri Lata Mangeshkar

Bharat Ratna Award | 1999 Awardees

  • Pandit Ravi Shankar
  • Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (Posthumous)
  • Professor Amartya Sen
  • Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan (Posthumous)

Bharat Ratna Award | 1998 Awardees

  • Shri Chidambaram Subramaniam
  • Smt M.S. Subbulakshmi

Bharat Ratna Award | 1997 Awardees

  • Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  • Smt Aruna Asaf Ali (Posthumous)
  • Shri Gulzarilal Nanda

Bharat Ratna Award | 1992 Awardees

  • Shri Satyajit Ray
  • Shri J.R.D Tata
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Posthumous)

Bharat Ratna Award | 1991 Awardees

  • Shri Morarji Desai
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous)
  • Shri Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous)

Bharat Ratna Award | 1990 Awardees

  • Nelson Mandela
  • Dr B.R Ambedkar

Bharat Ratna Award | 1988 Awardee

  • Shri M.G Ramachandran

Bharat Ratna Award | 1987 Awardee

  • Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Bharat Ratna Award | 1983 Awardee

  • Shri Acharya Vinoba Bhave

Bharat Ratna Award | 1980 Awardee

  • Mother Teresa

Bharat Ratna Award | 1976 Awardee

  • Shri K. Kamaraj (Posthumous)

Bharat Ratna Award | 1975 Awardee

  • Shri V.V Giri

Bharat Ratna Award | 1971 Awardee

  • Smt Indira Gandhi

Bharat Ratna Award | 1966 Awardee

  • Shri Lal Bahadur Shashtri (Posthumous)

Bharat Ratna Award | 1963 Awardee

  • Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane

Bharat Ratna Award | 1962 Awardees

  • Dr. Zakir Husain
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Bharat Ratna Award | 1961 Awardees

  • Shri Purushottam Das Tandon
  • Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy

Bharat Ratna Award | 1958 Awardee

  • Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve

Bharat Ratna Award | 1957 Awardee

  • Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant

Bharat Ratna Award | 1955 Awardees

  • Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Dr. M Visvesvaraya
  • Dr. Bhagwan Das

Bharat Ratna Award | 1954 Awardees

  • Dr. C.V Raman
  • Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
  • Shri C. Rajagopalachari
PANDIT

 

  • Lata Mangeshkar (born 28 September 1929) is an Indian playback singer. She is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in South Asia, especially India.
  • She has recorded songs in over a thousand Hindi films and has sung songs in over thirty-six regional Indian languages and foreign languages, though primarily in Marathi, Hindi, and Bengali.
  • The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was bestowed on her in 1989 by the Government of India. In 2001, in recognition of her contributions to the nation, she was awarded the Bharat Ratna.
RATNA

 

  • Lata Mangeshkar was born in 1929, the eldest daughter of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, a Marathi musician and his Gujarati wife Shevanti in Indore.
  • Mangeshkar received her first music lesson from her father. At the age of five, she started to work as an actress in her father’s musical plays (Sangeet Natak in Marathi).
  • In 1942, when Mangeshkar was 13, her father died of heart disease. Master Vinayak , the owner of Navyug Chitrapat movie company and a close friend of the Mangeshkar family, took care of them. He helped Lata get started in a career as a singer and actress.
  • Vinayak gave her a small role in Navyug Chitrapat’s Marathi movie Pahili Mangalaa-gaur (1942), in which she sang “Natali Chaitraachi Navalaai” which was composed by Dada Chandekar. Her first Hindi song was “Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu” for the Marathi film Gajaabhaau (1943)
  • Mangeshkar moved to Mumbai in 1945 when Master Vinayak’s company moved its headquarters there. She started taking lessons in Hindustani classical music from Ustad Aman Ali Khan of Bhendibazaar Gharana.
  • She sang “Paa Lagoon Kar Jori” for Vasant Joglekar’s Hindi-language movie Aap Ki Seva Mein (1946). After Vinayak’s death in 1948, music director Ghulam Haider mentored her as a singer. He introduced Mangeshkar to producer Sashadhar Mukherjee, who was working then on the movie Shaheed(1948).
  • Haider gave Lata her first major break with the song “Dil Mera Toda, Mujhe Kahin Ka Na Chhora“. One of her first major hits was “Aayega Aanewaala,” a song in the movie Mahal(1949), composed by music director Khemchand Prakashand lip-synced on screen by actress Madhubala.
  • After giving his first live performance in the year 1941, Bhimsen managed to get his first album released by HMV in the year 1942.
  • In 1943, he started working at a radio station in Mumbai. His first major break came in the year 1946, when his concert, which celebrated the 60th birthday of his Guru Sawai Gandharva, was appreciated by critics and general music lovers alike.
RATNA

 

  • In the 1950s, Mangeshkar sang songs composed by various music directors of the period, including Anil Biswas , Shankar Jaikishan, Naushad Ali, S. D. Burman, C. Ramchandra, Hemant Kumar, Salil Chowdhury, Datta Naik, Khayyam, Ravi etc.
  • Mangeshkar sang many raga-based songs for Naushad in movies such as Deedar (1951), Baiju Bawra (1952), Amar (1954), Uran Khatola(1955) and Mother India (1957).
  • The duo, Shankar-Jaikishan, chose Mangeshkar for Barsaat (1949), Aah (1953), Shree 420 (1955) and Chori Chori(1956). Before 1957, composer S. D. Burman chose Mangeshkar as the leading female singer for his musical scores in Sazaa (1951), House No. 44 (1955), and Devdas (1955). However a rift developed between Lata and Burman in 1957, and Lata did not sing Burman’s compositions again until 1962.Mangeshkar won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer
  • Mangeshkar’s song “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya” from Mughal-e-Azam (1960),  “Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh”, from Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960).she was awarded her second Filmfare Award for the song “Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil”.
  • On 27 January 1963, against the backdrop of the Sino-Indian War, Mangeshkar sang the patriotic song “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo” (literally, “Oh, People of My Country”) in the presence of Jawaharlal Nehru, then the Prime Minister of India.
  • She also recorded several popular songs for S. D. Burman, including “Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai”, “Gata Rahe Mera Dil” (duet with Kishore Kumar) and “Piya Tose” from Guide (1965), and “Hothon Pe Aisi Baat” from Jewel Thief(1967).
  • During the 1960s, Lata Mangeshkar continued her association with Madan Mohan, which included the songs “Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha” from Anpadh (1962),
  • “Lag Jaa Gale” and “Naina Barse Rim Jhim” from Woh Kaun Thi? (1964), “Woh Chup Rahen To” from Jahan Ara (1964), “Tu Jahan Jahan Chalega” from Mera Saaya (1966) and “Teri Aankho Ke Siva” from Chirag (1969).She had a continuing association with the maestros Shankar Jaikishan, who got her to sing in various genres in the ’60s.
RATNA

 

  • In 1972, Meena Kumari’s last film, Pakeezah, was released. It featured popular songs including “Chalte Chalte” and “Inhi Logon Ne”, sung by Lata Mangeshkar, and composed by Ghulam Mohammed.
  • She recorded many popular songs for S. D. Burman’s last films, including “Rangeela Re” from Prem Pujari (1970), “Khilte Hain Gul Yahaan” from Sharmeelee (1971), and “Piya Bina” from Abhimaan (1973).
  • In 1973, she won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Beeti Na Bitai” from the film Parichay. In 1975, she again won the national award, this time for the song “Roothe Roothe Piya” from the film Kora Kagaz, composed by Kalyanji Anandji.
  • In the 1978 Raj Kapoor directed Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Lata Mangeshkar lends her voice to the main theme song “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”, which was among the chart-toppers of the year.
  • “Sheesha Ho Ya Dil Ho” in Asha (1980), “Tu Kitne Baras Ka” in Karz (1980), “Kitna Aasan Hai” in Dostana(1980), “Hum Ko Bhi Gham” in Aas Paas (1980), “Mere Naseeb Mein” in Naseeb (1980), “Zindagi Ki Na Toote” in Kranti (1981), “Solah Baras Ki” in Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981), “Ye Galiyan Ye Chaubara” in Prem Rog (1982), “Likhnewale Ne Likh Dale” in Arpan(1983),etc.
  • During the 80s, Lata gave some big hits such as “Sun Sahiba Sun” in Ram Teri Ganga Meli Hogayi(1985), (for Ravindra Jain).
RATNA

 

  • Mangeshkar has sung for almost all the Yash Chopra films and films from his production house Yash Raj Films at that time, including Chandni (1989), Lamhe (1991), Darr (1993), Yeh Dillagi(1994), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and later on Mohabbatein (2000), Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002) and Veer-Zaara (2004). Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994).
  • 1999, Mangeshkar was nominated as a member of Rajya Sabha. In 2001, Lata Mangeshkar was awarded Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour. In the same year, she established the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune.
  • On 12 April 2011, Mangeshkar released the album Sarhadein: Music Beyond Boundaries, which contains the rare duet “Tera Milna Bara Acha Lage” by Mangeshkar and Mehdi Hasan (written by Pakistan’s Farhad Shahzad).
  • After 14 years, Mangeshkar recorded a song for composer Nadeem-Shravan; “Kese Piya Sai Mein Kaho” for Bewafaa (2005).After “Kitne Ajeeb Rishte Hain Yahan Par” for Page 3 (2005) and “Daata Sun Le” for Jail (2009).Shamir Tandon once again recorded a song with Mangeshkar; “Tere Hasne Sai Mujheko” for the film Satrangee Parachute (2011).
  • On 28 November 2012, Mangeshkar launched her own music label, LM Music, with an album of bhajans, Swami Samarth Maha Mantra, composed by Mayuresh Pai. She sang with her younger sister Usha on the album.
  • On 30 March 2019, Mangeshkar released the song “Saugandh Mujhe is Mitti ki”, composed by Mayuresh Pai, as a tribute to the Indian army and nation.