“The name will be lost, the face will change; My voice is my identity; Gaar yaad rahe”… Lata Mangeshkar, who gave her voice to this song from the movie ‘Kinara’, has bid farewell to this world forever. But he has only left his body. His voice has become immortal forever, which will resonate in everyone’s ears from generation to generation. It will keep your mind at ease. If seen, Lata didi got the same number of breaths as a human body. But how each strand of your breath can be used for music, the world, society and family, must be learned from Lata Mangeshkar. At just 13 years old, after removing the shadow of his father from his head, the way he raised the family away from himself, the way he made music for 80 years and the honesty with which he remained in his profession, it is the hallmark of society. It is rarely seen.
For the past two years, the corona epidemic has created a lot of orgy around the world. During the second wave, so many people lost their lives around us that even humanity began to live with it. What is common, what is special, the biggest celebrities fell under its clutches, but who knew that the third wave would take away our priceless jewel. It is said that Lata ji’s corona report tested positive on January 8. After this, he was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. He also had pneumonia along with corona. He kept fighting the battle of life for 29 days. The round of prayers continued throughout the country, but on the day we were dedicated to the worship of Saraswati, the goddess of sound, on that very day, Kaal betrayed us and took the nightingale away from us forever. Lataji, who left his body at the age of 92, was a great example of sacrifice, penance, struggle and sadhna.
assumed responsibility for the family at playing age
Born on September 28, 1929 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Lata Mangeshkar’s father, Pt. Dinanath Mangeshkar, was a household name in the world of music. It was associated with the Marathi theater. Lataji took music lessons from his father. But at the age of 13, the shadow of his father was removed from his head. Pt. Dinanath Mangeshar passed away. Apart from the mother in the family, the responsibility for the four brothers Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Mangeshkar, Hridaynath Mangeshkar fell to the eldest of the Lataji. At the age when children play, they begin to work to support the family. Since music and theater were inherited, it was easy for him to work in it. Then he started acting and singing. He sang his first song for the Marathi film ‘Pehli Mangala Gaur’ released in 1942. He also acted in this film. However, he did not feel like acting, so he focused on singing.
They did not marry because the brothers were worried.
Everyone knows that Lata Mangeshkar never married. The biggest reason behind this was his family. She was so busy raising her family that she never thought of getting married. Relations came many times, but responsibilities did not allow them to unite. In an interview, he himself had said: “After my father left, the responsibility of all the members of the house fell on me. Because of this, many times, even if the idea of marriage came, she was unable to implement it. I started working at a very young age. I used to have a lot of work. If I had gotten married, I would have had to leave my responsibilities and go to someone else’s house. That is why every time the marriage relationship came, I refused.” It is thanks to Lataji that her sister Asha Bhosle has become such a successful singer in the film industry. Her sister Usha Mangeshkar has also sung songs for films in Marathi and Hindi His brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar is a well-known music director.
80 years of music, barely broken records
Lata Mangeshkar, who took her last breath at the age of 92, has meditated for 8 decades. During these 80 years, he has sung more than 50 thousand songs in some 20 Indian languages. This is a record for any singer. For this reason, his name was also registered in the Guinness Book of Records in 1974, when he had recorded more than 25 thousand songs. Not only this, Lata ji has given her voice in more than 1000 movies. There was a period in the history of the Indian film industry when movies could not have been made without the songs of Lata Mangeshkar. His voice used to be the guarantee of the success of the film. Just as content is king in the current era, Lataji used to be queen in that era. However, he later cut the song down for health reasons. In the year 2001, in view of his musical practice, he received the highest civilian award in India, ‘Bharat Ratna’. She was also honored with Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke. Many national film awards and Filmfare awards are also registered in his name. Now Lata didi is gone, but these words will always resonate in her voice…
you can forget me like this
yeah you can’t forget me like that
As long as you listen to my songs
along with you will also sing
yeah you can’t forget me like that
if you like me…