The news of the passing away of vocal queen, Swara Kokila Lata Mangeshkar naturally plunged crores of her fans across the world into an ocean of mourning. Everyone is seeing this news as their personal loss. At the age of 13, in 1942, at the age of 13, amidst the poor economic background of the family, and with a rich musical heritage from her father, Lata took the career she started to boundless heights. In this sequence, not only did three generations feel at ease with his voice, but the musical legacy of which Lata Mangeshkar was an integral part also got enriched. When Lata started singing in films, film singing was not looked upon well. But Lata’s voice not only achieved a high place in the hearts of crores of listeners, but also gave this profession its dignity. His first hit song was ‘Aayega, Aane Wala…’ in the 1945 film ‘Mahal’. After that the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the films ‘Madhumati’, ‘Bees Saal Baad’, ‘Khandaan’ and ‘Jeene Ki Raah’ or the National Award for ‘Parichay’, ‘Kora Kagaz’ and ‘Lekin’, Achievements fell in his lap as he started feeling lucky. Be it Naushad’s raga based tunes in ‘Baiju Bawra’, ‘Mother India’ and ‘Mughale Azam’ or ‘Pakeezah’, ‘Abhimaan’, ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Aandhi’, ‘Silsila’, ‘Chandni’, ‘Sagar’ Lata Mangeshkar’s voice went on to make every boundary irrelevant.
But what is completely different from all this is the song which was sung live by Lata Mangeshkar during the Republic Day celebrations in 1963 after the Indo-China war, ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon’. The song, which penetrated deeply into the common man of the country, merged Lata’s singing, patriotic spirit and the spirit of martyrdom. Year after year passed, but this song is etched in the collective memory of the nation as if it were a matter of yesterday. Singers have become one to one, but there is no one like Lata ji. It is not without reason that there is hardly any major award or honor, including Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which this country and society has not given to Lata Mangeshkar, but in spite of this, today after her departure, it is The country and society are feeling themselves indebted to him. It seems that what was given to her was nothing in comparison to what she has handed down to us and the generations to come. Goodbye Lata didi.
End of an era with Lata didi