Lata Mangeshkar

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Lata Mangeshkar
Mangeshkar in 2008
Hema Mangeshkar

(1929-09-28)28 September 1929[1]
Died6 February 2022(2022-02-06) (aged 92)
Cause of deathMultiple organ failure caused by COVID-19
Other namesQueen of Melody, Voice of the Nation, Voice of the Millennium, Nightingale of India
Occupation(s)Playback singer, music director, producer
Years active1942–2021
Parent(s)Deenanath Mangeshkar (father)
Shevanti Mangeshkar (mother)
RelativesAsha Bhosle (sister)
Usha Mangeshkar (sister)
Meena Mangeshkar (sister)
Hridaynath Mangeshkar (brother)

Lata Mangeshkar (audio speaker iconpronunciation ) (born Hema Mangeshkar; 28 September 1929 – 6 February 2022) was an Indian playback singer and music director. She won many titles.

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She is one of the best-known playback singers in India.[2][3] She has recorded songs in over a thousand Hindi movies and has sung songs in over thirty-six regional Indian languages.

Early Life[change | change source]

Lata in 1960's

Lata Mangeshkar was born in 1929, the eldest daughter of Deenanath Mangeshkar, a Marathi and Konkani musician and his wife Shevanti in Indore.

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Mangeshkar died on 6 February 2022, from multiple organ failure after contracting COVID-19 and undergoing 28 days of treatment at the Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, India.[4][5]

The Government of India announced a two-day national mourning and that the National Flag will fly at half-mast from February 6 to 7 throughout India in her respect.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lata Mangeshkar won't celebrate 87th birthday, says 'jo shahid hue hai unki yaad karo kurbani' ['remember the victims and their sacrifice']". The Indian Express. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  2. "Lata Mangeshkar". The Times of India. 10 December 2002. Retrieved 2009-07-22.
  3. Yasmeen, Afshan (21 September 2004). "Music show to celebrate birthday of melody queen". The Hindu. Chennai, Tamil Nadu India. Archived from the original on 2004-11-03. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  4. "Lata Mangeshkar: India singing legend dies at 92". BBC News. 2022-02-06. Retrieved 2022-02-06.
  5. "Lata Mangeshkar, legendary singer, dies at 92". The Hindu. PTI. 2022-02-06. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2022-02-06.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. "Lata Mangeshkar's last rites at Mumbai's Shivaji Park with full state honours". Hindustan Times.