Lata Mangeshkar is a popular playback singer who had made many sit up and take notice of her talent with her mellifluous voice. It is known that she has got a huge fan following all over the world. In her singing career which is four decades old she has rendered some amazing 25000 plus songs in many languages. Her father is well known personality in the drama,music field and he is none other than Deenanath Mangeshkar.
Lata Mangeshkar has got a sister named Asha Bhonsle who is also a great playback singer with superb fan following all over the globe. It is now said that her dad Deenanath Mangeshkar discovered Lata’s singing talent when she was young. The story goes like this.
Once when a disciple of her dad was singing a song there were some issues and Lata Mangeshkar corrected that disciple. This was seen by her dad Deenanath Mangeshkar and since then Lata Mangeshkar’s musical talent was brought out.
She also spoke about how she sang songs as a child in her dad’s stage dramas and surprised many audiences there in Solapur. It must be noted that she sang a song on ”Khambavati” raga. Lata also shared some information about her knowledge in many languages like Hindi, Urdu, Bangla and Sanskrit and said she learnt all those in her house.
Lata Mangeshkar also spoke about how she went to Kohlapur in 1942 to master Vinayak’s company and how he was responsible for her to sing in films. She expressed her thoughts and spoke highly about her guru Ustad Aman Ali Khan and how she became his student since 1945.Superb Lata Mangeshkar!!