First song which got her noticed was ‘Dil Mera Toda’. Thios song can be safely ermed as her ticket to fame and destiny. Since then, it has been a memorable journey for her. She never looked back afterwards. 1949 saw Lata Mangeshkar climbing to the top with four major hits Dulari, Barsaat, Andaaz, and Mahal. Who can forget that famous song “Aayega Aanewala” from movie ‘Mahal’. Touted as one of the biggest hits of that year, she kept giving one hit after another. Her high pictchd voice completely transformed the industry. Her contemporaries started vanishing and she became the first choice singer of almost all the major names. Late 50’s saw arrival of her younger sister, Asha Bhosle and together they became a potent force to reckon with.  

                                                       

Lata mangeshkar gave many historical hits which still ring a bell in our ears. She sung with almost all the famous names including, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Hemant, Manna Dey etc. her versatility can be seen and heard in almost all the genres. She has sung folk, romantic, melodious, bhajans, qawwalis and what not! She also became one of the most powerful names in the industry and every music director worth his salt wanted to work with her.

 

Honored with numerous national and international awards, Lata Mangeshkar has also won highest civilian award in India, Bharat Ratna. She is only second singer after M.S Subbulakshmi in the non-classical category in India to have received this award. Apart from that, she has won three national awards and eight filmfare awards. The number of awads could have been more had she not stopped accepting awards so that new talents could be promoted. A living legend in every sense, she has a divine talent.


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