Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended birthday greetings to legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar today. The “Nightingale of India”, who has been honoured with several awards, including the Bharat Ratna, turns 92. “Birthday greetings to respected Lata Didi. Her melodious voice reverberates across the world. She is respected for her humility and passion towards Indian culture. Personally, her blessings are a source of great strength. I pray for Lata Didi's long and healthy life,” PM Modi tweeted.
Birthday greetings to respected Lata Didi. Her melodious voice reverberates across the world. She is respected for her humility & passion towards Indian culture. Personally, her blessings are a source of great strength. I pray for Lata Didi's long & healthy life. @mangeshkarlata— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 28, 2021
Born on September 28, 1929, Lata Mangeshkar's career spans over several decades during which she sang in more than 30 languages. One of her first major hits came in 1949 at the age of 20 when Aayega Aanewaala, from the movie Mahal, was lauded by music lovers. Over the next several decades, the voice of the millennium ruled the music industry in India and the world.
Besides PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, and a whole host of others extended birthday wishes to the living legend.
Mr Shah, who tweeted in Hindi, said that Lata Mangeshkar is the “epitome of simplicity and gentleness”, adding that she had taken Indian music to the world.
सादगी व सौम्यता की प्रतिमूर्ति स्वर कोकिला आदरणीय @mangeshkarlata दीदी को जन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएं प्रेषित करता हूँ।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 28, 2021
लता दीदी ने अपनी मधुर आवाज से भारतीय संगीत को पूरे विश्व में गुंजायमान किया है।
आप सदैव स्वस्थ रहें व दीर्घायु हों ऐसी ईश्वर से प्रार्थना करता हूँ।
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Lata Mangeshkar had “mesmerised generations of Indians" through her songs.”
Heartiest wishes to the Golden Voice of India, Bharat Ratna @mangeshkarlata Ji on your birthday. You have mesmerized generations of Indians through your songs.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) September 28, 2021
May Maa Kamakhya and Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva bless you with good health and a long life ahead.
International sand artist and Padma Shri Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik paid a touching tribute to the playback singer by sharing a sand art he created at the Puri beach in Odisha.
Birthday wishes poured in across social media platforms and #HappyBirthdayLataDidi trended on Twitter.
Here are some more messages:
Warm birthday greetings to Bharat Ratna Smt @mangeshkarlata ji. Your soulful voice has captivated the heart of generations and your songs echo in every corner of the globe. My prayers for your good health and long life.#LataMangeshkarpic.twitter.com/J3x01hkkSh— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) September 28, 2021
For almost three generations now, music means Lata Ji, melody means Lata Ji.— Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (@gssjodhpur) September 28, 2021
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Sh. @mangeshkarlata ji - an embodiment of Ma Saraswati herself.
Prayers for your long life and great health.
Happy Birthday, Lata Mangeshkar.