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These Lesser-Known Facts About Lata Mangeshkar Will Surprise You

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Lata Mangeshkar, a renowned singer, and winner of the Bharat Ratna died on 6th February 2022 in Mumbai. She was regarded as the ‘Nightingale of India,’ and she left behind a vast collection of melodies performed in her sweet voice throughout a 70-year career. Lata Mangeshkar, regarded as one of India’s best playback singers, will be remembered for her songs. Her singles as well as timeless duets alongside Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, and a fleet of many other notable Indian singers are among Hindi film’s greatest unforgettable tunes. Listed below are some of the lesser-known facts about Lata Mangeshkar, the Nightingale of India:

Lesser-Known Facts About Lata Mangeshkar

1. Lata Mangeshkar’s real name 

Not many people know that Lata Mangeshkar’s real name was Hema Hardikar and was later changed to Lata Mangeshkar after a character in the father’s play named ‘Latika’ and also after her the village ‘Mangeshi’ in Goa, from where she belonged. 

2. Lata Mangeshkar’s early childhood

Lata Mangeshkar spent the majority of her late adulthood in Mumbai, however, she was raised in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, and lived there for 16 years.

3. Lata Mangeshkar has home-schooling

Lata Mangeshkar only went to school for one day. She withdrew after being chastised on her first day for teaching music to many other pupils. Following that, she was taught in a homeschool.

4. Her family consisted of performers

Lata Mangeshkar was born into a family of artists. Lata Mangeshkar was born and raised with a passion for music thanks to her father, who owned a theatrical business. When the siblings (Lata and Asha Bhosle) began to sing, they wanted to continue their father’s history.

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5. Lata Mangeshkar’s debut song was deleted from a movie

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In 1942, Lata Mangeshkar sang her first song, “Naachu Ya Gade, Khelu Saari Mani Haus Bhaari,” for the Marathi film Kiti Hasaal. Sadly, the song was omitted from the ultimate version of the movie.

6. Lata Mangeshkar did not like listening to her songs

Lata Mangeshkar had previously told a news channel that she did not listen to the songs she sang because she would notice a thousand flaws in her performance if she listened.

7. Lata Mangeshkar’s favorite music director 

Madan Mohan, according to Lata, was the greatest music director she collaborated with. “I enjoyed a particular bond with Madan Mohan, which was much more than what a vocalist and a music composer have,” she remarked in a 2011 collector’s item calendar called Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet. This was a brother-and-sister connection.” ‘Woh chup rahe’ from Jahan Ara is their best partnership with him, according to her.

8. Lata Mangeshkar was a member of Parliament

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From 1999 to 2005, Lata Mangeshkar served as a Member of Parliament for a short time. In 1999, she was elected to the Rajya Sabha (Upper House). She stated she was hesitant to be admitted and also stated that her term had been miserable.

9. Lata Mangeshkar is known globally

Lata was more than a singing superstar in India. Her lovely voice drew admirers from all around the globe. She has the distinction of becoming the first Indian to play at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall. In 2007, the French government awarded her the Officer of the Legion of Honour, the nation’s highest civilian accolade.

9. Lata Mangeshkar held a Guinness Book Title 

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Lata Mangeshkar was named the most recorded performer in the Guinness Book of Records in 1974. Mohammed Rafi, on the other hand, refuted the claim. Lata’s name was still listed in the book, but it also referenced Rafi’s assertion. The record was withdrawn in 1991 until 2011 when Lata’s sibling was named the most recorded performer by Guinness. 

10. Lata Mangeshkar’s last song

Lata Mangeshkar delivered her final song, ‘Saugandh Mujhe Is Mitti Ki,’ as a salute to the Indian Armed forces and country, penned by Mayuresh Pai. On March 30, 2019, it was broadcast.


Lata Mangeshkar was the finest singer for many decades and generations. Her dedication and sincerity towards her work are known to all. As a tribute to such a talented personality, here were some of the lesser-known facts about Lata Mangeshkar. 

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