A boy of ten years old for the first time looked at his TV Screen that is playing an SRK-Kajol melody. He is enjoying the song and is also able to enjoy the picturization. He did not care for the singers or name of the picture. He enjoyed the song and the couple's dance.
After 5 years, the same boy is listening to another song that is sung by same voice but the voice seemed old and shaking. Still, the melody in the voice hasn't gone away. The song is Lukka chuppi from Rang De Basanti, composed by AR Rahman. Now, as the boy is mesmerised by the composer wanted to know the Singer's name, who sang with him and found out for the first time, Lata Mangeshkar. Him being a GenX kid, never knew more than Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Baadshah and Yo Yo Honey Singh. But this voice has a sweetness that he cannot rub off.
Such is her charisma and hence, she got awarded with Bharat Ratna - only singer to get the award after M.S. Subbulakshmi, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Sri, all highest gallantry awards that an Indian citizen can earn. She even got Legion of Honor from French Government in 2007. She deserves to be celebrated and hence that young boy along with us, is saluting to the spirit of music and celebrating her birthday, 28th September as birth date of Indian Melody!
Tags: Lata Mangeshkar