Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the ICU of Breach Candy Hospital after she tested positive for Covid-19 last month.
Lata Mangeshkar Biography: Lata Mangeshkar, the famous singer and ‘Nightingale of India’ died this morning at the age of 92 in a hospital in Mumbai. He was admitted to the Incentive Care Unit (ICU) of Breach Candy Hospital last month after testing positive for Covid-19.
Recipient of Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan and Padma Bhushan awards, Lata Mangeshkar was an icon of Indian cinema. Her biography was written in 2009 by Nasreen Munni Kabir, a British writer and television documentary producer. “Lata Mangeshkar … in her own voice” was published in 2009 by Niyogi Books.
The book contains details of Lata Mangeshkar’s career and life, and an extensive dialogue between the author and the singer from May 2008 to March 2009.
There were 20 sessions between the two via phone call. Following the author’s visit to Mumbai in October 2008, further conversations continued until March of the following year.
… When Lata Mangeshkar said, I am lucky that people like what I sing
Nasreen Kabir, in an interview with The Hindu, described her experience writing the book: “It wasn’t too challenging. Lataji’s memory is so good. She has an interesting conversation. She’s very intelligent and she’s very humble. You have to think a lot. You can’t talk to them with a list of pre-made questions and you can’t handle their answers. “
The book was well received by literary critics.
Kishore Singh of Business Standard says of the book, “It lets you get to know Lata Mangeshkar better.”
Born into a musical family in 1929, Lata Mangeshkar was the eldest of five siblings. After the death of her father, classical musician Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar in 1942, Lata Mangeshkar started her musical career at the age of 13.
He composed music for some Marathi films, winning the Maharashtra Government Award for Best Music Director in 1965 for ‘Sadhi MNS’.