mangeshkar | Lata Mangeshkar turns 92: PM Modi, Uddhav Thackeray wish her long life; Madhur Bhandarkar says he listens to her songs every day
AgenciesPM Modi (top, right) and Madhur Bhandarkar (bottom, right) extended their birthday greetings to Lata Mangeshkar.
India’s nightingale Lata Mangeshkar turned 92 on Tuesday, and birthday wishes from across the nation poured in.Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first ones to wish the iconic singer. In his birthday wish, PM Modi praised her for the melodious voice that reverberates across the world. Calling her blessings a “great source of strength’, he prayed for “Lata Didi’s long & healthy life.” “She is respected for her humility & passion towards Indian culture,” he wrote.
Birthday greetings to respected Lata Didi. Her melodious voice reverberates across the world. She is respected for… https://t.co/D37Jpo8KkQ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1632800235000
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray praised Lata Didi’s golden voice, and hoped her energy always keeps inspire people.
आदरणीय लता दिदी, आपणास वाढदिवसाच्या मनःपूर्वक शुभेच्छा. आपल्या सुवर्ण स्वरांनी अवघे संगीत विश्व भारले आहे. आपली… https://t.co/I0uyImUxoW
— Office of Uddhav Thackeray (@OfficeofUT) 1632807082000
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis wished Mangeshkar health and longevity.
आदरणीय लतादिदी,आपणास वाढदिवसाच्या अनेक उत्तम शुभेच्छा!मी तुम्हाला उत्तम आरोग्य आणि दीर्घायुष्य चिंतितो!… https://t.co/DdF65FMIgh
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) 1632804725000
National Commission for Women India Chairperson Rekha Sharma also wished ‘Didi’ a long and healthy life.
Happy Birthday to Legendary Singer Bharat Ratna @mangeshkarlata Didi. May God bless Lata didi with a long and healt… https://t.co/rYOF0vScOo
— Rekha Sharma (@sharmarekha) 1632803657000
Alongside two pictures with the legendary singer, film-maker Madhur Bhandarkar confessed that he listens to Tai’s songs every day. “Not a single day in my life goes without listening to your songs. May Lord Ganesh bless you with a long and healthy life,” he wrote.
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to @mangeshkarlata tai, the voice that touches every heart, Not a single day in my li… https://t.co/AMyEcduX73
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) 1632799138000
Sarod maestro and composer Amjad Ali Khan also extended his birthday greetings to the ‘ iconic nightingale of India’.
Wishing the iconic nightingale of India @mangeshkarlata a very Happy Birthday! ?? Saal Giraah Mubaarak Lata Didi… https://t.co/siKmA2JaEq
— Amjad Ali Khan (@AAKSarod) 1632802081000
Padma Shri Award-winning artist Sudarsan Pattnaik shared a 32-second-long video of one of his sand arts decidated to Mangeshkar. “Happy Birthday to legendary Bharat Ratna singer Lata Mangeshkar Ji,” he wrote.
Happy Birthday to legendary Singer Bharat Ratna @mangeshkarlata Ji . I am sharing One of My SandArt at Puri beach i… https://t.co/4zSjg639UO
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) 1632805220000
A day before her birthday, Mangeskar remembered her ‘rakhi brother’ and late film-maker Yash Chopra on his birth anniversary. She recalled the good ol’ days when the director ensured Mangeshkar was a part of his every film.
Namaskar. Aaj mere raakhi bhai Yash Chopra ji ki jayanti hai.Unki har film mein wo chahte the merehi gaane ho, hame… https://t.co/J74rEYNPN3
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) 1632724997000