Lata Mangeshkar’s niece Rachana Shah has remembered the late singer on her first loss of life anniversary. The legendary singer died on the age of 92 on February 6 final yr. In a brand new interview, Rachana referred to as her an ‘extremely huge power. She additionally mentioned that when her telephone rings, she feels it’s the late singer calling her. (Additionally Learn | Lata Mangeshkar options on Rolling Stone’s 200 Greatest Singers of All Time)
Thought of one of many best playback singers in Indian cinema, Lata lent her voice to many songs in over a interval of seven many years. She sang unforgettable songs, together with Lag Jaa Gale, Mohe Panghat Pe, Chalte Chalte, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Ajeeb Daastaan Hai, Hothon Mein Aisi Baat, Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, Neela Aasman So Gaya, and Pani Pani Re.
Talking with information company PTI, Rachana mentioned, “We are still unable to accept that she is no longer with us. It’s been one year and it seems all unreal and unbelievable. She was an incredibly enormous force and that can never diminish. We rather don’t want to come to terms with it (her death). Her voice lingers on throughout the day, her memories are there. Every time my phone rings, I feel, ‘Is it Didi calling me?'”
Rachana added, “(She was) a believer in God, she would do puja, her room was filled with the fragrance of incense. When you sat with her, you were at peace. She reflected that peace. She was a comfort for her family, friends, the staff and her numerous listeners. There was divinity in her voice. She never lost the connection till the last moment. Everybody was special, she had a large heart and she would give love to everyone.”
On her first loss of life anniversary, celebrities additionally remembered Lata. Music composer Vishal Dadlani tweeted, “The voice of the universe, returned to the universe a year ago. #LataMangeshkar ji.” Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas wrote on Twitter, “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear. A year without you has felt like an eternity. Missing you always.”
Calling Lata ‘Swar Kokila’, Anup Jalota said the late music icon “raised the distinction of India and Hindi music worldwide along with her melodious voice”. Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar wrote, “Miss you @mangeshkarlata Didi #ImmortalLataDidi.”
Lata acquired a number of movie awards and honours reminiscent of Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Award, and a number of Nationwide Movie Awards. She acquired the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, in 2001.