Today is 28th September ,the first day of Navratri's nine day festival of India.The same day Indian Music had given birth to the most eminent & revered personality of Lata Mangeshkar.We refers her as Gankokila or Gansamradyni or Cuckoo of India. In 1929,on same day india's most lovable personality born in family of Dinanath Mangeshkar.She was the eldest of all her 3 sisters & 1 brother.Meena,Asha,Usha & Hridaynath are the siblings of Lata Didi.Father Pt.Dinanath was a theater artist who used to make play's in Marathi. Lata didi first acted in his musical play & her named had changed from Hema to Lata of the one of character from play.His father was from Goa & her mother who was second wife of Dinanath Mangeshkar was from Thalner of Dhule district in Maharashtra.
She had started her singing career in 1942,she wanted not to sing for Bollywood Movies as her father wished of to. But,in early days of her young hood ,she lost father Pt.Dinanath Mageshkar ,being eldest among all she had to carry forward family after father's death ,she resorted to Bollywood for singing in order to feed her family.She always wanted to learn Indian Classical Music which she had never managed to learn in her career. Didi has sung more than 10 thousands songs & worked with all musician & singers of her era, her name is recorded in Guinness Book Of World Record for recording most number of songs.She has 62 years of singing career in which Didi sung 36 regional language songs.She has been awarded by BHARATRATNA award which is best & biggest civil award given by Government Of India for her contribution to Indian Music. The song sung by Didi on the eve of 15th August,1947 "Ae mere vatan ke logon " was alluring & touching one that made india's first prime minister cry.Didi has won many awards in her singing career like filmfares & more.Recently she has been awarded with 'Hridaynath Award' in honor of his younger brother who is the best well known Music Composer in Marathi Music Industry.
No indian whether he knows about Music would never forget Lata Didi's immortal voice & would always be thankful for her contribution for the country.We all indians are thankful of whole Mangeshkar family for their enormous contribution to Indian Music Culture.