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lata mangeshkar


Indian Cultural Personality

Lata Mangeshkar is the melody Queen of India. Lata
Mangeshkar has ruled over the hearts of millions of music lovers throughout the worldfor 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.

Lata's 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'. She has also received the prestigious 'Filmfarm 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 Liye,
Ram Teri Ganga Maili etc. are worth mentioning. The songs sung by Lata in the more recent film '1942- a Love Story' have
become enormously popular and shows that Lata's voice has improved further in spite of her age.


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