Mangeshkar is the melody Queen of India. Lata Mangeshkar has ruled over the
hearts of millions of music lovers throughout the world for the last forty years
by the magic of her melodious voice. She was born on 29th September 1928, in
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) in a family of musicians. She took to singing at the
age of 13. She has sung songs based on classical Indian music and ragas, bhajans
or devotional songs, romantic and
melancholic songs and so on.
name has come in the Guinness Book of Records as the singer of the highest number
of songs. She has already sung over 30,000 songs in a variety of languages.
She is recipient of many awards and honours both within the country and abroad.
The Government of India has conferred on her the title of 'Padma Shri'. The
Government of Madhya Pradesh has instituted an annual award of Rs. 1 Lakh in
her name. She has also received the prestigious 'Filmfare Award' for best singer
many times. 'Dadasaheb Phalke Award' was conferred upon her in the year 1989
and 'Rajiv Gandhi Sadhbhavana Award' in 1997. Her hit songs of the films
Anarkali, Mughul-E-Azam, Bees Saal Baad, Amar Prem, Mehbooba, Sangam, Jurmana,
Arpan, Ek Duje Ke Liya, Ram Teri Ganga Maili etc. are worth mentioning. The
songs sung by Lata in the recent films '1942- a Love Story, Dilwale Dulhanya
Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai etc, ' have become
enormously popular and shows that Lata's voice has improved further in spite
of her age.