Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar

Updated: September 29, 2011 10:16 IST

India's Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar was honoured with the first-ever Hridaynath Award in Mumbai, on the occasion of the singer's 82nd on September 28. Also present at the event were Amitabh Bachchan and Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray amongst others.

Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
India's Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar was honoured with the first-ever Hridaynath Award in Mumbai on her 82nd birthday on September 28. Also present at the event were Amitabh Bachchan, filmmaker Yash Chopra and Uddhav Thackeray, executive president of the Shiv Sena.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar was honoured with the award for her contribution to Indian music.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
Amitabh Bachchan presented her with the award, that has been instituted by Hridayesh Art, a Mumbai-based NGO.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
Lata being felicitated during the event.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
The legendary singer praised the Big B and said, "I consider you God as far as speaking in Hindi is concerned. I am proud that I have got the award from Amitabh Bachchan."

In the picture, Uddhav Thackeray honouring Lata Mangeshkar.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
Big B said, "I pray to God to give us a long life so that we can hear Lata for years to come."
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
After receiving the award, the legendary singer showered praise on her brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar, in whose name the award was being given."Hridaynath and my other three sisters never sought any financial help from me," she said.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
Lata's younger sister Usha Mangeshkar at the event.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar herself felicitated producer-director Yash Chopra during the event.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
Tennis ace Leander Paes and singer Sonu Niigaam at the event.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
Yash Chopra and Lata Mangeshkar catch up.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
Singer Sadhna Sargam performs at the event.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
Sonu Niigaam being felicitated by the legendary singer.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
Big B felicitates singer Suresh Wadkar.
Big B felicitates Lata Mangeshkar
Singer Sudesh Berry takes the blessings of Lata.

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