Lata Mangeshkar turned 91 on Monday, and celebrities took to social media to greet the residing legend.
Actress Kangana Ranaut tweeted: “Wishing legendary #LataMangeshkar ji a very Happy Birthday, some people do what they do with such single mindedness and absolute focus that they don’t only excel in their work but also become synonymous to what they do. Bowing down to one such glorious Karma Yogi.”
Singer Shankar Mahadevan referred to as Lata Mangeshkar “Maa Saraswati”.
“Happiest Birthday Ma Saraswati ! Please bless us and keep blessing us musicians so that we work hard and strive for excellence !! Loads of love,” Mahadevan wrote on Instagram.
Shreya Ghoshal posted throwback photos of Lata Mangeshkar and wrote: “My pranaams to Swar Samragyi Ma Saraswati #LataMangeshkar ji on her 91st Birthday.”
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar shared that he listens to Lata Mangeshkar’s songs nearly day-after-day. “Wishing a very Happy Birthday to @mangeshkarlata didi, the voice that touches every heart, Not a single day in my life goes without listening to your songs. May Lord Ganesh bless you with long and healthy life,” Bhandarkar tweeted.
“#HappyBirthdayLataMangeshkar,” wrote actor Riteish Deshmukh, wishing the melody queen in Marathi.
Mangeshkar began her profession on the age of 13 with the tune “Naachu ya gade, khelu saari, mani haus bhaari…” for Marathi movie “Kiti Hasaal” (1942). The 1989 Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient has sung in mpore than a thousand Hindi movies and recorded in over 36 Indian and international languages. She has sung primarily in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and Assamese.
In 2001, she was awarded Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, and has to this point been the recipient of three National Film Awards, in addition to quite a few in style awards.
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