Lata Mangeshkar’s contribution to Indian music is immense. Beginning her career just at the age of 13, she has given her melodius voice to many songs. Even as India’s nightingale is no more with us, her legacy will live on. On Sunday, the first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award ceremony took place in Mumbai. Also present on the occasion were Asha Bhosale and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Asha Bhosle fondly remembered her sister on the occasion and shared how work was worship for the Nightingale of India.
“Woh bhaut jaldi kaam pe lag gayi..ek baar ki baat hai Lata didi ko 104 bukhar hua wa tha. Maa ne unse kaha ki aaj shooting pe mat jaa tabiyat theek nahin…. par didi ne kaha nhi maa mujhe jana padega aur woh itne tapte bukhar me bhi gayi aur kaam kiya…Uska kaam tha us time pari banke upar se latakte hue gaana gaana tha… kitna kasht karna padta hai ek artist ko aur usne woh kia (She started working very young. I remember once she had a 104 fever, maa told her to don’t go for shooting as her health is not okay, but didi refused and went for the shoot. How much trouble one has to do as an artist and she did that,” Asha Bhosle shared.
While talking about her sister, Asha Bhosle also hummed to the tunes of Lata Mangeshkar’s evergreen song ‘Aayega Aanewala’.