Lata Mangeshkar: News

Lata Mangeshkar was a popular Indian playback singer and music director born on September 28, 1929. She received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989 and Bharat Ratna in 2001 from the Government of India. Mangeshkar has recorded songs for thousands of films and has sung in several Indian and foreign languages, including, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali. One of her first major hits was the song 'Aayega Aanewaala' from the 1949 movie 'Mahal'. 'Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya' from the 1960 movie 'Mughal-e-Azam', which was composed by Naushad and lip-synced by actress Madhubala, is one of her most famous songs. She is the recipient of three National Film Awards, 15 Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, and two Filmfare Special Awards, among many others. In 1974, she became the first Indian ever to perform at London's Royal Albert Hall. In 2001, Mangeshkar established the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune, which is managed by the Lata Mangeshkar Medical Foundation. She is the elder sister of popular singers Asha Bhonsle, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, and Meena Khadikar. In January 2022, she contracted the novel coronavirus and passed away on February 6, 2022, following multi-organ failure due to post-COVID-19 complications.

06 Feb 2024

Death Anniversary

Remembering Lata Mangeshkar's award-winning songs on her death anniversary

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar rightfully earned the title of being the Nightingale of India. In a career spanning many decades, Mangeshkar gave us thousands of melodious songs that are etched in our hearts even today.

17 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

'Ram Bhajan': Narendra Modi shares Lata Mangeshkar's last recorded 'shlok'

Ahead of the grand inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on January 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a Ram Bhajan sung by the late Lata Mangeshkar on X (formerly Twitter).

30 Aug 2023

Bollywood Life

#RakshaBandhan: Saira Banu reminisces Dilip Kumar-Lata Mangeshkar's Rakhi memories

Saira Banu, a renowned Bollywood actor, actively shares heartwarming memories on Instagram, particularly about her late husband-actor Dilip Kumar and their life together.

06 Feb 2023

Music Industry

Remembering Lata Mangeshkar with her evergreen Bengali songs

The Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar is regarded as one of the most influential singers of all time. Her career spanned over eight decades and she was known for her melodic voice and inspired generations with her singing.

03 Jan 2023

Rolling Stone

Lata Mangeshkar mentioned in 'Rolling Stone's 200 Best Singers list

The Nightingale of India, late singer Lata Mangeshkar, has been included in Rolling Stone's list of 200 Best Singers of All Time.

28 Dec 2022


Year Wrap: Bollywood celebrities we lost in 2022

The year 2022 was a bittersweet one for the Hindi film industry.

18 Dec 2022

Music Industry

In memoriam: Remembering musical maestros we lost this year

The year 2022 was a debilitating one for the Indian music industry.

28 Sep 2022


Lata Mangeshkar's birth anniversary: Recalling Nightingale of India's Tamil songs

It has not even been a year since the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar passed away and the world is still processing the grief.

19 Jul 2022


Remembering Bhupinder Singh with 5 of his most iconic songs

Veteran singer Bhupinder Singh breathed his last on Monday due to suspected colon cancer and COVID-19-related complications at a Mumbai hospital, his wife Mitali Singh said.

04 Apr 2022

Grammy Awards

Grammys 2022: In Memoriam leaves out Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri

The Grammy Awards 2022, dubbed to be "music's biggest night," concluded on Sunday (Monday in India) in Las Vegas.

16 Feb 2022

Bappi Lahiri

Iconic music composer Bappi Lahiri (69) passes away. RIP!

Veteran music composer Bappi Lahiri has passed away, said reports.

08 Feb 2022


This museum has 7,600 rare gramophone records of #LataMangeshkar songs

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday, leaving scores of admirers in shock.

07 Feb 2022


Lata Mangeshkar didn't want biopic made on her. Know why

We lost the "Nightingale of India," Lata Mangeshkar on Sunday at the age of 92.

07 Feb 2022

Shah Rukh Khan

#LataMangeshkar funeral: BJP leaders draw criticism over SRK 'spit' row

Bharat Ratna winner Lata Mangeshkar breathed her last on Sunday.

07 Feb 2022


#RIPLataMangeshkar: 'Heartbroken' Ilaiyaraaja feels 'blessed to have known her'

Music legend Lata Mangeshkar died due to multi-organ failure on Sunday, leaving the entire nation in mourning.

06 Feb 2022


Why did Lata Mangeshkar think her legacy won't mean much?

Lata Mangeshkar passed away due to multi-organ failure on Sunday at 92.

06 Feb 2022

Narendra Modi

Maharashtra announces public holiday to mourn Lata Mangeshkar's death

The Maharashtra government has announced a public holiday in the state on Monday over the death of iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar, who breathed her last on Sunday morning.

06 Feb 2022


#RIPLataMangeshkar: India's Nightingale laid to rest with full state honors

Millions of fans across the world were left mourning the loss of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar who passed away on Sunday.

06 Feb 2022


Remembering Lata Mangeshkar and her fighting spirit

The Queen of Melody, Lata Mangeshkar, left us for the heavenly abode on Sunday, leaving behind a chasm that is not likely to be filled any time soon.

06 Feb 2022


Pakistani fans pay tribute as Lata Mangeshkar dies at 92

The death of iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar on Sunday affected not just Indians but Pakistanis too as tributes poured in from the neighboring country.

06 Feb 2022


When Lata Mangeshkar's 'Aye Mere Watan' left Nehru in tears

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar (92) breathed her last on Sunday after battling with multi-organ failure for several weeks.

06 Feb 2022


Did you know this producer once dismissed Lata Mangeshkar's voice?

Legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday at the age of 92.

06 Feb 2022


Lata Mangeshkar to be accorded state funeral today in Mumbai

Marking the end of an era, legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday morning at 92.

06 Feb 2022


India loses her nightingale; singer Lata Mangeshkar dies at 92

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday, leaving a pall of gloom behind. She was 92.

05 Feb 2022


Lata Mangeshkar's health condition critical; singer on ventilator support: Reports

The health condition of veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar, who tested positive for COVID-19 last month, has reportedly deteriorated.

27 Jun 2021


RD Burman birth anniversary: Celebrating Pancham Da and his music

Rahul Dev Burman or RD Burman was an artist like no other. Considered to be one of the most versatile and talented music directors this country has ever seen, he would have turned 82 today.

Lata Mangeshkar speaks on global support for farmers' protests

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Wednesday joined Indian personalities, including Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar, and Ajay Devgn, supporting the government's stand on the ongoing farmers' protests, saying that the country is capable of solving problems amicably.

01 Feb 2021


Watch: Cardi B plays 'Kaliyon Ka Chaman' in viral video

American rapper Cardi B left netizens surprised after releasing a cryptic video on social media earlier today.

30 Aug 2020


Lata Mangeshkar's building in Mumbai sealed due to COVID-19

Veteran playback singer Lata Mangeshkar's residential building in Mumbai, Prabhukunj, was sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

29 May 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur passes away at 77

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur, best known for penning songs such as Kahin Door Jab Din Dal Jaaye and Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli in Rajesh Khanna's superhit film Anand, passed away on Friday. He was 77.

25 Feb 2020


Watch: Janhvi Kapoor's 'dramatic end' to a graceful dance rehearsal

In her latest Instagram post, actress Janhvi Kapoor treated her fans with a video of herself dancing gracefully on Lata Mangeshkar's soulful Piya Tose Naina Laage Re.

17 Sep 2019


Ranu Mondal repeat? This Uber driver's singing is breaking Internet

Days after Ranu Mondal's singing video broke the Internet, a similar video of an Uber driver from Lucknow named Vinod has left netizens in awe.

03 Sep 2019

Himesh Reshammiya

Here's what Lata Mangeshkar said about Ranu Mondal's video

It hasn't been long when Ranu Mondal made her way from being a beggar to an overnight Internet sensation after she sang Lata Mangeshkar's Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai.

17 Aug 2019

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Dhoni's retirement is unfair to him, his fans: Lata Mangeshkar

As speculations over MS Dhoni's retirement from international cricket continue to hit headlines, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar urged him not to think about it.

27 Feb 2019

Akshay Kumar

Lata Mangeshkar announces Rs. 1 crore help to Indian Army

Days after the dastardly Pulwama attack shook the nation on February 14 killing 40 soldiers, Lata Mangeshkar extended a massive financial help to the Indian soldiers.

14 Dec 2018


Lata Mangeshkar reacts to rumors of her getting hospitalized

Fans of Lata Mangeshkar woke up to unsavory news on Friday morning after it was reported that the veteran singer is unwell and has been hospitalized.

08 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

After Lata Mangeshkar's view on 'Chalte Chalte', Jackky Bhagnani clarifies

Jackky Bhagnani's upcoming movie 'Mitron' created a stir in the town after the launch of its song 'Chalte Chalte'.

10 Aug 2018

Kapil Sharma

Shatrughan Sinha is not happy with Kapil Sharma: Here's why

While Kapil Sharma is a favorite among celebrities and fans, he got on the wrong side of veteran actor turned politician, Shatrughan Sinha, with his mimicry act.

25 Jul 2018


Impressed by Janhvi, Lata Mangeshkar wants to sing for her

Janhvi Kapoor, Boney Kapoor and Sridevi's daughter, who recently shot to fame with 'Dhadak' just received a huge compliment from Lata Mangeshkar.

16 Jul 2018


5 classic Hindi films from the good old '70s.

Featuring magic-musicians like RD Burman, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mohammad Rafi, influencing filmmakers like Raj Kapoor, and Shyam Benegal, and actors as big as Rajesh Khanna and Big B, the '70s was a great time for movies in India.

05 Jun 2018


Mumbai: Amit Shah to meet Tata, Lata, Madhuri tomorrow

BJP president Amit Shah will tomorrow meet industrialist Ratan Tata, Lata Mangeshkar, and actor Madhuri Dixit and share the Modi government's achievements with them as part of his party's "contact for support" campaign.

04 May 2018


In 7 years, Mumbai will see 65% rise in air-pollution

That Mumbai has a high level of air pollution is no news. But the scary part is, it's set to rise by 65% in the next seven years.

11 Apr 2018


Google celebrates 114 birth-anniversary of KL Saigal with a doodle

Tech giant Google celebrated the 114th birth anniversary of legendary singer-actor KL Saigal with a doodle.

13 Mar 2018


Manoj Kumar-Sadhana starrer 'Woh Kaun Thi' remake in works

Popular psychological thriller, "Woh Kaun Thi?", featuring yesteryear diva Sadhana and veteran actor Manoj Kumar is set to get a remake.

16 Oct 2017


'Amrapali' director and actor Lekh Tandon dies, at 88

Veteran filmmaker and actor Lekh Tandon, who directed iconic movies like 'Amrapali' (1966) and was seen in others like 'Swades' and 'Rang De Basanti', passed away yesterday. He was 88.

13 Sep 2017


Bhojpuri cinema: From wholesome family entertainment to soft porn

Bhojpuri movies have lately been associated with double meaning titles, actresses showing too much skin and raunchy dialogues.

Illayaraja's legal notice to Balasubramanyam for using his compositions

Music legend Illayaraja sent a legal notice to playback singer Balasubramanyam for singing the former's compositions without prior permission at many concerts.