On the anniversary of Lata Mangeshkar’s passing, Sachin Tendulkar, India’s cricket icon, remembered the legendary singer affectionately known as ‘Lata didi’. Reflecting on her remarkable career, Tendulkar highlighted her unparalleled contribution to Indian music, emphasizing her enduring legacy as the ‘voice of India’.
“Lata didi recorded over 30,000 songs in her illustrious career. I think that’s more than the number of songs most people listen to in their lifetime. Can you imagine the magnitude of this achievement? She may not be with us today but she will forever live on in the hearts of all Indians. Lata didi is the voice of India. Remembering her fondly on her punya tithi,” expressed Sachin Tendulkar on his X account.
Lata didi recorded over 30,000 songs in her illustrious career. I think that’s more than the number of songs most people listen to in their lifetime. Can you imagine the magnitude of this achievement?
She may not be with us today but she will forever live on in the hearts of all… pic.twitter.com/hRys7KSuxY
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 6, 2024
Lata Mangeshkar hailed as the ‘Nightingale of India’, left an indelible mark on the world of music, singing in over 36 Indian languages and several foreign vernaculars. Her demise on February 06, 2020, marked the end of an era, but her timeless melodies continue to resonate across generations.
Recognized for her extraordinary talent, Mangeshkar received numerous accolades including the Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, and Padma Vibhushan from the Indian government. In 2001, she was conferred with India’s highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna.
Throughout her illustrious career spanning eight decades, Mangeshkar enchanted audiences with classics like ‘Lag jaa Gale’, ‘Aapki Nazron ne samjha’, and ‘Wada Karo’, among countless others. Her influence extended beyond borders, earning her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most-recorded artist before her sister Asha Bhosle.
Even in her absence, Lata Mangeshkar’s legacy endures, inspiring generations of musicians and admirers. Her timeless melodies serve as a testament to her unparalleled talent and enduring impact on Indian music, solidifying her status as an eternal icon revered as an embodiment of Goddess Saraswati.