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Lata Mangeshkar Age, Death, Biography, Affair, Career, Awards, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 6, 2022

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Short Biography

Lata Mangeshkar was born on 28-09-1929 in Indore in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India as Hema Mangeshkar. She was an Indian Singer, Playback Singer, Composer, Musician, Music Producer & Music Director who was considered the most influential & greatest playback singer in India.

Other Name: Hema Hardikar Mangeshkar, Hema Mangeshkar, The Nightingale of Bollywood, Queen of Melody, Voice of the Millennium, Voice of the Nation
Other Professions: Playback Singer Composer Musician Music Producer Music Director
Appearance: Bollywood Marathi Tamil Telugu Kannada Malayalam Nepali Bengali

Lata Mangeshkar Complete Bio & Career

Lata Mangeshkar was a popular Indian playback singer and a music composer. She was one of the most popular and respected playback singers in the Indian music industry. She had sung thousands of songs for Hindi movies and recorded songs in 36 regional Indian and foreign languages.
She had a musical background as her father was a well known classical singer. She learned music from her father. She attended school only for one day. Sources said that she left the school after being scolded by the teacher for teaching songs to other students. Few sources reveal that the reason behind leaving school was the denial of permission to bring her sister Asha with her to school.
After her father’s death, Navyug Chitrapat Movie Company’s owner and one of the closest friends of her father Master Vinayak looked after the children. He was the one who helped her in becoming an actress and a singer. "Naachu Yaa Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari" was her first song sung but it was dropped from the movie. She then acted in the Marathi movie ‘Pahili Mangalaa-gaur ‘ in 1942 and sang the song ‘Natali Chaitraachi Navalaai’. She sang her first song in Hindi for the Marathi film ‘Gajaabhaau’ with lyrics "Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu".
She shifted to Mumbai when Master Vinayak's company moved there. She learned Hindustani classical music under Ustad Aman Ali Khan. She sang "Paa Lagoon Kar Jori" in 1946. She later sang "Maata Tere Charnon Mein" for a movie ‘Badi Maa’. A music director named Ghulam Haider was her mentor after Master Vinayak’s death. After being rejected by Sashadhar Mukherjee, Ghulam Haider gave her first break and she sang "Dil Mera Toda, Mujhe Kahin Ka Na Chhora” which was a super hit song at that time.
She learned Urdu from Shafi after actor Dilip Kumar’s disapproving comment on her Maharashtrian accent in Urdu/Hindi songs. She was noticed the first time and received popularity for her song ‘Aayega Aanewaala’ for the film ‘Mahal ‘ in 1949. She never looked back after it.  "Aaja Re Pardesi", "Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya" "Allah Tero Naam", "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo", "Piya Tose", "Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha", "Lag Ja Gale", "Inhi Logon Ne","Satyam Shivam Sundaram", "Mere Naseeb Mein", "Sagar Kinare", "Zindagi Pyar Ka" were few of her superhit songs.
She had delivered the melodious songs for the movies in the 1990s and later period which included Chandni, Mujhse Dosti Karoge! , Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Rang De Basanti etc. She was also an ardent follower of cricket and the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar calls her 'Ma'.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1969 Arts
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Indian Cinema Award 1989 Hindi Film Industry
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 1999 Arts
Bharat Ratna Civilian Award 2001 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Lata Mangeshkar died at the age of 92 at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai due to multiple organ failure. She was suffering from complications of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai in Jan 2022, where she took her last breath on 06-02-2022 around 08:10 AM. 

DEATHDAY 6 February,2022 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Shri Lata Mangeshkar by Twitter

President of India Ram Nath Kovind expressed grief over the death of Lata Mangeshkar

INC Rahul Gandhi expressed grief over the death of Lata Mangeshkar

Akshay Kumar expressed grief over her death by remembering her song Naam Gum Jayega

Shiv Sena, Aaditya Thackeray expressed grief over her death, said most compassionate and loving soul

Lata Mangeshkar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to a well-known theatre actor and a classical singer Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti (Shudhamati). Her mother was the second wife of her father. She had four siblings including Meena Mangeshkar (Playback singer), Usha Mangeshkar (Indian singer), Asha Mangeshkar Bhosle (Popular singer), and Hridaynath Mangeshkar (Musical composer). She was never married. She had an affair with playback singer Bhupen Hazarika who died on 05-11-2011.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town New Delhi
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College Bell Educational Trust Educational School, Cambridge, England
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Watching Sports
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut Song - Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu (1943)
Best Songs Naam Gum Jayega, Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikva Toh Nahi, Lagja Gale, Mere Khwabo Me Jo Aaye, Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo and many more


Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Favorite Actress Meena Kumari and Nargis
Favorite Actor Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar
Favorite Movie Kismet (1943) and All James Bond Series Films
Favorite Place Los Angeles, US

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Lata Mangeshkar

  • Her family surname was actually ‘Hardikar’ but her father changed it to ‘Mangeshkar’ to represent their native place ‘Mangeshi’ in Goa.
  • At her birth, she was named ‘Hema’ but later her name was changed to ‘Lata’ inspired by a character named ‘Latika’ from her father’s play ‘BhaawBandhan’.
  • The category of ‘Best playback singer’ was included in the Filmfare awards due to her protest.
  • After M. S. Subbulakshmi, she was the 2nd vocalist to receive India's highest civilian honour ‘Bharat Ratna’.
  • She was once given a slow poison but she fortunately recovered from it.
  • She had sung more than 30k songs between 1948 to 1987 which had crossed 50k till her death.

Lata Mangeshkar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Lata Mangeshkar was 92 years 4 months & 8 days old age.