lata mangeshkar lesser known facts

Top 10 Lesser Known Facts About Lata Mangeshkar


Lata Mangeshkar is considered to be the best female singer in India. She has recently got a Bharat ratan award. However, nowadays she is not in the limelight but her evergreen songs are still being heard everywhere. If you go to malls, cars, and public transports everywhere you can hear to lata Mangeshkar old songs.

So let’s check out the top 10 Amazing facts about Lata Mangeshkar that you would love to hear about.

Raj Kapoor refused to give royalty for the song that she has sung for his movie and so in return, she stopped to sing songs in his movie Mera Naam Joker. However, later on, they reconcile and she sang a song for his movie Boby.

KL Sehgal was her favorite singer. She bought a radio and the first news which she heard on it was the death of KL Sehgal.

Lata sang her first song at the age of 9 at the Nutan Theatre, Sholapur. She sang two Marathi songs and Raag Khambawati.

She was the first Indian singer who got the opportunity to perform in Royal Albert Hall in London in 1974.

Do you know the real name of Lata Mangeshkar was not lata, it was Hema? It was changed by her father who took this name from one of the characters from his play Latika.

She never charged money from Yash Chopra to sing in his movies because he used to consider him as his brother.

Kishore Kumar was 20 days elder than her so she used to call him kishorda. And since Lata Mangeshkar was senior to Kishore Kumar in Singing so he used to charge one rupee less from her.

Dilip Kumar and Madhubala used to describe her as “Natures Miracle”

Lata Mangeshkar never married and still, she is living alone.

It is being said that she moved Jawahar Lal Nehru into tears when she sang Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo Song.

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