6th February 2022, the unfortunate day when India’s Nightingale Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar passed away. India’s most iconic singer, every generation from independence has enjoyed the soulful melody of Lata Didi. There are many Iconic images of Lata Mangeshkar with various PMs of the country. Right from the independence with Jawaharlal Nehru to Indira Gandhi to Morarji Desai to Rajiv Gandhi to Atal Ji Vajpayee to even our current PM Narendra Modi. Lata Mangeshkar has a very versatile personality not only in music but also in Politics.
Honors Of Lata Mangeshkar
- Padma Bhushan (1969)
- Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1989)
- Maharashtra Bhushan (1997)
- Padma Vibhusahn (1999)
- Bharat Ratna (2001)
- National Order of Legion Of Honour (2006) (Highest Civillian Award Of France)
Lata Mangeshkar was considered one of the greatest and most influential singers in the whole world.
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Tributes to Lata Mangeshkar From around the world
Nepal’s President tweeted about the legacy of Lata Mangeshkar and mentioned the Nepali songs Lata Mangeshkar sang. It is said that Lata Mangeshkar has sung in 36 different languages and touched the heart of millions across the world. In the 1980s, Lata Mangeshkar held a Guinness world record for singing the most numbers song in the world by a singer.
The real beauty of the legacy of Lata Mangeshkar is that even Pakistan’s pm Imran Khan tweeted and paid tribute to the legendary singer. Not even Pm but various ministers and cricketers from Pakistan tweeted about this shocking incident.
Even beyond Pakistan, the ministers of then Afghanistan also tweeted about the great legacy of Lata Mangeshkar. Along with this, many tributes were dedicated to Lata Mangeshkar from France, the USA, Israel, and various other countries from the whole world.
Interesting Facts about Nightingale of India: Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar had a very brief tenure as an MP ( Member of Parliament ) from 1999 to 2005. She had been nominated as MP in Rajya sabha in 1999.
Lata Mangeshkar was greatly involved in parliament and one of the famous bills POTA (Prevention Of Terrorism Act) was passed during the tenure of Lata Mangeshkar and the vote of Lata Mangeshkar was the deciding vote for this bill.
Parliament paid a tribute to Lata Mangeshkar by posting a video of 1997 when India completed its 50 years of independence. Lata Mangeshkar sang ‘Sare Jaha Se Acha’ in Lok sabha.
Lata Mangeshkar was creamnted in Shivaji Park, Mumbai. Many great personalities were present at the last journey of Lata Mangeshkar. PM Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, Sharukh Khan, and many more were present at Shivaji Park.
India has lost a melodious voice and a true patriot.
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