Friends, today we will tell you about Lata Mangeshkar Ji, the famous playback singer of India. Today we look at Lata Mangeshkar’s early life, awards, and achievements in the world of music.
We will talk about them in detail. For this, you have to read this article till the end.
Lata Mangeshkar Biography
Friends, Lata Mangeshkar Ji, is a precious gem of our country. It would not be wrong to call her the queen of notes. Lata Ji is known in India and abroad because of her melodious songs.
His name is also recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Come now know about the biography of Lata Mangeshkar Ji.
Lata Mangeshkar, the master of notes and honoured with Bharat Ratna, is no more. Yes, friends, Lata Ji passed away at the age of 92.
People from all over the country are paying tribute to Lata Ji. He died on 06 February 2022 (Sunday) in the early morning.
He was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on 08 January 2022. But due to old age and other diseases, he has passed away.
What has been declared national mourning in the entire country today on the death of Lata Ji, who went to Swara Nightingale?
Lata Mangeshkar: Early Life, Birth, Family
Lata Mangeshkar was born on 28 September 1929 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. His father’s name is Shri Dinanath Mangeshkar, and he was a Marathi musician, classical singer, and theatre actor.
His mother’s name was Shevanti Devi, which was Gujarati in origin. Shanti Devi was the second wife of Deenanath Mangeshkar.
His first wife’s name was Narmada Devi, after whose death he was married to Sevanti Devi, the younger sister of Narmada Devi. Apart from Lata Mangeshkar, he has three sisters and a brother. Her name is Meena Khadikar, Asha Bhosle, and Usha Mangeshkar and her brother’s name is Hriday Nath Mangeshkar? Lata Mangeshkar was the eldest child of her father.
The surname of Pandit Dinanath was Hardikar.
He changed his surname to Mangeshkar because Pandit Deenanath Ji was a resident of Mangeshi in Goa, which changed his surname.
At the time of Lata Ji’s birth, her name was Hema, but Pandit Dinanath Ji named Hema Lata because of a female character named Latika in his play “Bhavbandhan”.
Beginning of singer career
When Pandit Dinanath died suddenly in 1942, Lata Mangeshkar was only 13 years old, and the responsibility of her family had come on her.
Being responsible, Lata Ji was looking for a career so that she could fulfil the responsibilities of her household. For which Lata Ji worked in some Hindi and Marathi films. But he did not like acting at all.
Lata Ji’s first film as an actress was “Pahili Mangalagore”, in which she played the role of Snehaprabha Pradhan’s younger sister.
Apart from this, Lata ji worked in many films like Majhe Bal, Chimukala Sansar, Gajbhau, Badi Maa Maand and Chhatrapati Shivaji.
But when Lata Ji stepped into music in 1948, singers like Noor Jahan, Amirbai Carnatic and Shamshad Begum had left their indelible mark.
Due to this, it wasn’t very easy for Lata Ji to make her mark in the field of music. Lata Ji sang her first song for a Marathi film which could not be released.
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Lata Mangeshkar Education
By the way, Lata Mangeshkar has been awarded doctoral degrees from six universities. But Lata Mangeshkar did not study much and only went to school for a few months.
In the first class, she got angry with the headmaster, and after that, she even looked at the school by raising her face. More information about their education is not available anywhere else.
Lata Mangeshkar’s identity as a playback singer
Her guru Ustad Ghulam Haider was the one who recognized Lata Ji as a playback singer.
Ghulam Haider Ji gave her a different identity in the field of music because people believed that Lata Ji’s voice was too thin and she was not fit to become a playback singer then.
Lata Ji’s guru Ghulam Haider took the initiative to prove this point. In the future, Lata Ji will become a successful and famous playback singer, and this thing has been proved.
Ustad Ghulam Haider got Lata Ji to meet many producers-directors, but her success could not be achieved.
Then in 1948, Ghulam Haider Sahab sang a song in a film “Majboor” which was “Dil Mera Toda”.
This song was the first hit song of Lata Ji’s life, and thus Ghulam Haider sahib Ji was considered the godfather of Lata Ji.
After this he sang a song “Aayega Aane Wala” in the 1949 film “Mahal” which became a super duper hit. After this song, Lata Ji never looked back, and this song is still heard in the tongue of the people.