Everything you need to know about Lata Mangeshkar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Her name is unparallel in the world of singing. She is one of the best-known playback singers in the Hindi film industry. She has erected an everlasting wall of fame and reputation, which won?t be obsolete and cannot be broken by any singer, at least in India. She is none other than Lata Mangeshkar. Lata was born in 1929 in the respected family of the Mangeshkars in Maharshtra and from the age of five she started showing her extreme infatuation and love towards song and singing that led her to the apex of fame and her name ultimately became synonymous with Indian songs. Lata is the most gifted singer with immeasurable contribution to Indian songs and film industry. Her songs give a new taste to the audience and raise the passion in them to desire it more. Her singing experience of more than 30,000 songs in 20 languages of the world has listed her name in the group of singers, singing highest numbers of songs in the world. She has also been featured in the ?Guinness Book of World Records? for accomplishing this milestone. From 1942 till date, Lata has been the supreme ruler of Indian songs and films with singing many unique and heart-rending songs in some memorable films? Sholay, Daag Kora Kagaz, Karavan, Kati Patang, Amar Prem and numerous other countless numbers. She has been honoured with many prestigious awards not only of Indian but the world too, including Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of India.
The playback legend Manna Dey, 94 was admitted in a hospital on Saturday following a chest infection and is being going under treatment at a private hospital. Though, his condition is said to be stable for the time being. Here are some of the best compositions of the legendary singer of all time Manna Dey listening to which still mesmerizes the music lovers
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be conferred with the French honour Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters for his efforts in the promotion of Indian cinema across the globe.
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) A BJP legislator Tuesday launched a scathing attack on legendary singer Asha Bhosle for not giving enough to Goa and indulging in double-speak.
Film: "Bombay Talkies"; Cast: Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Naman Jain, Khushi Dubey, Vineet Kumar Singh, Sudhir Pandey and Amitabh Bachchan; Directors: Karan Johar, Dibakar Bannerjee, Zoya Akhtar, and Anurag Kashyap; Rating: *****
Film: Aashiqui 2; Starring: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shradha Kapoor; Directed by Mohit Suri; Rating: ***1/2
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) An over 2.2-million-euros grant to research the mysteries of the human DNA in a lab in France - that's the handsome sum Indian researcher Ramesh Pillai has got from the European Research Council (ERC). Till now, 13 Indians have got grants to pursue unfettered or "blue sky" research, ERC data shows.
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Describing her death as a "great loss", Mamta Sharma and Madhushree, from the current lot of playback singers, remember Shamshad Begum as "queen of melody" who had a "rare voice".
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar has completed 71 years in the industry this year and says she is greatful to people for liking her songs even today.
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Condoling the death of legendary playback singer Shamshad Begum, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said the industry had lost its "golden voice", while Lata Mangeshkar remembered her as a "nice and happy soul".
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) If death rumours are any measure of an actor's success, then Ayushmann Khurrana has certainly arrived. The internet was abuzz earlier this week with rumours of the "Vicky Donor" actor's success in a skiing accident. But neither was he, nor was his family amused.
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Composer Vishal Dadlani, who is one of the judges on upcoming singing reality show "Indian Idol Junior", says he finds it difficult to judge children.
Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) An elderly couple was found brutally murdered in the state capital late Sunday. The bodies of Rakesh Narayan Mehra, 61, and his wife Lata, 59, were found in pools of blood when police broke into the house, an official said.
Pune, April 12 (IANS) The Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy, an international music education institute, was inaugurated here Friday fulfilling a dream by the late actor Raj Kapoor.
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): The northeast, which has over the years produced many talents, has added another feather to its cap through Rajesh Kumar Singh, who has given fresh hope to the Manipuri handloom industry by developing a fully automatic power loom.
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) After recording songs for more than 1,000 films in 36 languages in a career span of seven decades, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar says she now feels out of place in the Indian movie industry.
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Singer Lata Mangeshkar felicitated younger sister Asha Bhosle with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award at a function that saw all the Mangeshkar siblings come together.
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) If we get to hear Lata Mangeshkar's evocative "Lag ja gale se" in the stunning sequel to "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster", it comes with a heavy price. Film producers are poised for a battle with the music company which own the copyrights of over 95 percent of the vintage film songs.
Mumbai, Mar 2 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan won't mind being a journalist in his next life - just for the freedom of speech that a scribe enjoys.
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) "Vicky Donor" and "Barfi!" won seven awards each at the 8th edition of Renault Star Guild Awards 2013 in the popular and technical category.
Film: "Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story"; Actors: Vivek Oberoi and Neha Sharma; Director: Vinnil Markan; Rating: **1/2
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) There seem to be no full stops or even punctuation marks in the career of the amazing Kamal Haasan. Barely have the controversies surrounding his new release "Vishwaroopam" died down, when one hears of the maverick artist jumping in where no other artist would dare.
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) It seems that Vidya Balan is set to play Bharat Ratna awardee vocalist M.S. Subbulakshmi in a biopic.
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has presented the prestigious Aditya Birla Kalashikhar and Kalakiran Puraskar (awards) 2012 at a glittering function here, an official said here Sunday.
Sydney, Feb. 6 (Xinhua-ANI): A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake off Solomon Islands has generated a tsunami and destroyed three remote villages on the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Wednesday.
After an 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit near Lata in Temotu province of Solomons Islands, a small tsunami of about 3 feet (0.9 metres) swept across the islands causing not much damage.
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Music composer and singer Aadesh Shrivastava recently launched his latest album 'Global Sounds of Peace' in a live concert in Mumbai.
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) Veteran singer Asha Bhosle, known for crooning a variety of songs during her over six decade-old career, admits she still faces comparisons with her elder sister, singer Lata Mangeshkar. But at the moment, she is rejoicing over the compliments that Lata has heaped on her.
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Actor Suniel Shetty says it is surprising that Bollywood is ignored for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country for performance of the highest order in any field.
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has won the title of India's Prime Icon.
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) It is a song that is sung on every patriotic occasion, had moved India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to tears and its strong morale-boosting words provided solace to a nation agonized by the defeat in the 1962 India-China war.
Delhi Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami alongwith a delegation today met Union UD Minister Kamal Nath to demand development of Todapur and Dasghara villages, to exhort grant of ownership rights in these
New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar unveiled the music of Asha Bhosle's debut movie "Mai"at Hotel Grand Hyatt in Kalina, Mumbai, on Tuesday evening.
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) A tableau by the ministry of information & broadcasting during the Jan 26 Republic Day parade will portray the journey of the Indian film industry over 100 years, ministry secretary Uday Kumar Verma said here Friday.
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar has launched her music lable LM Music, which has already taken off in a big way. She says her immediate plans are to sing with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bahchcan other than releasing a ghazal album and creating a platform for children who are seen on reality shows.
New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Asha Bhosle, who was recently spotted promoting her debut movie 'Mai' along with the film's cast and crew in Mumbai, has devoted her debut movie to her mother.
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle admits being little nervous when she started shooting for her debut film "Mai", about a woman who has been abandoned by her only son, with veteran actor Anupam Kher.
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's music company LM MUSIC was launched here Sunday by Pandit Jasraj, Amitabh Bachchan and Nita Ambani at a star-studded function here.
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) At 83, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar is ready to launch her music label LM MUSIC, and also plans to introduce a reality show with a new voting pattern. The idea, she says, is not to make money, but to promote fresh talent.
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Nuclear scientist Dr. Anil Kakodkar was Friday awarded the Maharashtra Bhushan award at a function held at the Gateway of India here.
Sydney, Jan. 11 (ANI): New research shows China's controversial One Child Policy (OCP) has not only dramatically re-shaped the population, but has produced individuals lacking characteristics important for economic and social attainment.
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) China's controversial One Child Policy (OCP), a radical tool of population control, has produced people who are more pessimistic, low on self esteem, less trustworthy and far less competitive, according to a finding.
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) Good health, love, happiness and respect for women - Bollywood celebrities have wished all this and more to their fans and loved ones on the first day of 2013.
Mumbai, Dec.28 (ANI): Veteran Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar launched her annual calendar in Mumbai, which has a wide array of anecdotes about the leading actresses she has sung for.
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who has sung for almost every leading Bollywood actress since she entered the industry in 1942, says her favourites were Meena Kumari and Nargis.
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) Bollywood stars are in festive mood. While Christmas means fun, celebrations and family time for actors like Shah Rukh Khan, it brings childhood memories for Madhuri Dixit.
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) He was a classical musician in the purest sense and was also dubbed the 'godfather of world music' by Beatles friend George Harrison. Ravi Shankar, who took Indian classical music to the world in the 1950s and effortlessly bound two worlds with the stirring notes of his sitar, leaves behind an unparalleled legacy of commitment to his art.
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar has launched her own music label L.M. Music with an album of bhajans. Lata has sung along with younger sister Usha for the new album.
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The nightingale Lata Mangeshkar is profoundly shocked by the death of Bal Thackeray Saturday.
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) A sea of humanity poured into the streets here Sunday to bid adieu to Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray in an unprecedented and historic show of idolatry for a regional leader who was for five decades the torchbearer of militant Marathi chauvinism and Hindu supremacism.
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Keshav Thackeray, Maharashtra's militant flagbearer of Hindu nationalism and regional chauvinism who did not hesitate to resort to mob tactics to have his will enforced, died here Saturday. He was 86.
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) There were reasons why Bollywood celebrities queued up to call on Bal Thackeray when the Shiv Sena supremo lay in a critical condition before he breathed his last Saturday. He was always with them, for them in their times of need.
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Among a string of 'rest in peace' messages from Bollywood celebrities, following Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's death here Saturday, were emotional condolences from veterans like Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar. They described him as a man of grit and purity.
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray was Tuesday discharged from Lilavati Hospital here after undergoing a second angioplasty Sunday, party officials said.
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Sunday underwent a successful second angioplasty procedure at the Lilavati Hospital here, a party official said.
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) With many political leaders and celebrities calling on ailing Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray, there is widespread concern over the health of the 86-year-old leader.
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) The National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA), an umbrella body of Indian community organizations, has called upon the United Nations to give India a permanent seat on the Security Council.
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) They had a 53-year-old association and therefore the news of Yash Chopra's death was like a bolt from the blue for singing legend Lata Mangeshkar.
Allahabad, Oct.16 (ANI): A colourful horse (Karna Ghora) procession was taken out to mark the beginning of the nine-day long Hindu festival of Navratri.
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistani musician Adnan Sami, who was not seen on the music scene for some time, says that he was on a much needed break.
Nainital (Uttarakhand), Oct.10 (ANI): The Department of Tourism in Uttarakhand organised a five-day long adventure sports training programme to promote it as a career option among the youth.
Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Even as the last rites of Varsha Bhosle, daughter of playback singer Asha Bhosle, were performed Tuesday, police remained clueless about the reasons behind her suicide.
Mumbai, Oct 8 (IANS) Varsha Bhosle, daughter of well-known playback singer Asha Bhosle, committed suicide at their Peddar Road residence here Monday, police said. She was 56.
Mumbai, Oct 8 (IANS) Varsha Bhosle, daughter of playback singer Asha Bhosle, committed suicide at their Peddar Road residence here Monday. Varsha, 56, shot herself in the head, police said.
Sonepat, Oct 5 (IANS) Keeping their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals alive, Odisha recorded their second win hammering Gujarat 31-0 in Pool D at the Hockey India Junior Women's National Championship at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai Friday.
Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan attended the GQ awards despite high fever.
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar celebrates her 83rd birthday Friday and her younger sister Asha Bhosle paid rich tributes to her in Shiv Sena party mouthpiece Saamna.
Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) Shahid Rafi, son of legendary playback singer Mohammad Rafi, has refuted claims by Lata Mangeshkar that his father had sent her an apology letter to resolve an issue between them.
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor, who plays a 17-year-old in Aanand Rai's "Raanjhanaa" is trapped in a strange dilemma. Her character can't get older until a ghost voice is found to sing a song for her.
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Unmukt Chand, who led India to victory at the Under-19 cricket World Cup, met his teachers at his former school here and sought their blessings for future triumphs.
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) The last rites of veteran journalist S. Dharmarajan, who died at his home here following brief illness, were held Sunday, a family friend. He was 78.
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Renowned music director Anandji Shah, of the Kalyanji-Anandji duo, was Thursday named recipient of the Lata Mangeshkar Award of the Maharashtra government.
Film: "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi"; Starring: Boman Irani, Farah Khan; Directed by: Bela Bhansali Sehgal; Rating: ***
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The book shelf this week is delightfully light, with easy-to-grasp titles. Browse with IANS...
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Renowned social worker D.R. Mehta will be presented the 20th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award at a function here Aug 20, it was announced Saturday.
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says playback singers play an important role in building an actor's stature in Indian cinema.
New York, July 28 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will join fellow stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in the "Bollywood Zone" of wax figures at Madame Tussauds museum in New York Aug 2.
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The white coat, those knowing eyes, that reassuring voice when in pain, a mere glimpse of a doctor puts us at ease. Little does one realise that their back-breaking schedule, odd working hours and "emotional labour" during patient care sometimes takes a toll on doctors' health, pushing them to seek help themselves.
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, the magical voice behind chart busters "Mitwa", "Tere naina", and "Yeh Honsla" disagrees with the notion that songs nowadays don't have a shelf life.
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Singing reality show "Indian Idol" is in its sixth season and it has earned a huge fan following. Latest to enjoy the show is singing legend Lata Mangeshkar herself.
Film: 'Teri Meri Kahaani'; Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra; Directed by: Kunal Kohli; Rating:**
Mumbai, June 13 (ANI): Renowned Bhajan singer Anoop Jalota on Wednesday shared his emotional thoughts about Mehdi Hassan, saying the noted ghazal singer had a soulful voice, and added that he had a huge fan following in the Indian film industry.
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) India's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar, who made a rare collaboration with Mehdi Hassan for a song in an album, remembered the Pakistani ghazal maestro as an "outstanding singer" and said the news of his death Wednesday has left her upset.
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan first mesmerised connoisseurs with his rendition of "Gulon main rang bhare", step one of a long musical journey that lasted five decades. The death of the artist, who gave voice to ghazals such as "Patta patta boota boota" and "Abke bicchde khwaabon mein mile", brings the curtains down on an era of lyricism, melody and poetry in light Hindustani classical music.
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) His kind of cinema is different -- but Sanjay Leela Bhansali, known for films like "Devdas", "Black" and "Guzaarish", broke new ground by producing a masala film like "Rowdy Rathore". He admits the industry is flooded with films of all genres, but says potboilers have never gone out of fashion and would never.
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) From Jawaharlal Nehru and Lata Mangeshkar to Vikram Sarabhai and E. Shreedharan - a list of Indians who have shaped the country since its independence, have been listed under various categories as part of an initiative by History TV18 and CNN IBN to win "The Greatest Indian" title.
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) "I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music," Albert Einstein once said. And many of our Bollywood stars, who wake up to a tune and sleep to one, would agree.
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Bollywood's Nightingale lata Mangeshkar says she is totally with Javed Akhtar in his fight to secure royalty rights for singers and lyricists.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Composer duo Salim-Sulaiman are excited to re-create the magic of classics in a contemporary way through a concert called - The Bollywood Musical.
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Lata Mangeshkar says she was not so comfortable when she was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1999. But the singing legend thinks that two of her favourite personalities - actress Rekha and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar - would perform better than her.
Nainital (Uttarakhand), May 3 (ANI): Residents in the rural regions of Kumaon in Uttarakhand are an elated lot after the state government commenced setting up biogas plants in their villages under the National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP) .
Pune, May 1 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar Tuesday broke his silence over his Rajya Sabha nomination, saying he was honoured by the Indian government's offer but he would always remain a sportsman and not a politician.
Sachin Tendulkar has now a new role to play as he has been selected to be a Rajya Sabha member by President of India, Pratibha Patil.
Pune, May 1 (ANI): Cricket star Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said that it was an honour to be a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, but his focus would be on playing cricket for the country as long as he could.
Pune, May 1 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar Tuesday broke his silence over his Rajya Sabha nomination, saying he was honoured by the Indian government's offer but that he would always remain a sportsman and not a politician.
Active Bollywood actress Rekha has been nominated for a member of Rajya Sabha from the President's quota. The name of Rekha along with Sachin Tendulkar and others have been recommended by government for getting seats in Rajya Sabha from Presidential quota.................
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is glad that Rekha's nomination to Rajya Sabha has been approved by President Pratibha Patil and says that the veteran actress has a long way to go.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar will now play the new role of a parliamentarian with President Pratibha Patil Thursday approving his nomination to the Rajya Sabha, along with that of renowned actor Rekha and businesswoman Anu Aga.
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Eminent nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar will be conferred this year's Maharashtra Bhushan Award for his contribution in making India a major global atomic power, an official said here Thursday.
Film: 'Vicky Donor'; Starring: Ayushmann Khurana, Yami Gautam, Anu Kapoor; Directed by: Shoojit Sircar; Rating: ****
Islamabad, Apr 20(ANI): An editorial in a Pakistan daily has highlighted that Hindus are treated equally under the country's law and added that a bill to recognise their marriages has been stalled in parliament for unexplained reasons.