Bharat Ratna awardee Lata Mangeshkar

Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar took her last breath on February 6, 2022, at the age of 92.

Key Facts

  • She was tested Covid-19 positive on January 8 and was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital. She was under observation in the ICU.
  • She was an asset to the film industry and won numerous awards throughout her extensive singing career.
  • Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Filmfare awards, National Awards, State Awards etc are few honours to her.

About Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar was an Indian playback singer and occasional music composer. She is considered as one of the greatest and most influential singers in the country. Her career spanned for seven decades, in which she gained titles like Nightingale of India, Queen of Melody and Voice of the Millennium, because of her contribution to Indian music industry.

Songs in different languages

She recorded songs in more than thirty-six Indian languages as well as a few foreign languages. Hindi, Bengali and Marathi were her primary languages.

Her Prestigious recognitions

She received several honours and recognition, throughout her career. In 1969 She received Padma Bhushan. She was bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke Award, in 1989. In 2001, she was awarded the Bharat Ratna, which is India’s highest civilian honour. She became only the second female singer, after M. S. Subbulakshmi, to receive Bharat Ratna. She was also conferred with highest civilian award of France in 2007, called Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour.

Guinness Book of World Records

She was recognised in Guinness Book of World Records in 1974, for singing maximum number of songs in the world.

International Honours

In 1980, the legend was presented with key of the city of Georgetown, Guyana in South America. She also received the Honorary Citizenship to Republic of Suriname in South America in the same year. In 1985, June 9 was declared as Asia Day, to honour her arrival in Toronto, Canada. She was given Honorary Citizenship of Houston & Texas in 1987.

First Recipient

She was the first recipient of Noorjehan Award and Maharashtra Ratna in 2001.




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    Respectful farewell to melody queen Lata Ji.

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    Respectful farewell to Bharat Ratna awardee Lata Mangeshkar Ji.