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Rewinding to among the best songs by Lata Mangeshkar, who handed away on Sunday on the age of 92

There is probably not a second when any person, someplace, shouldn’t be listening to a track sung by Lata Mangeshkar. It has been so for the final seven a long time or so.

No singer has captured the creativeness of a complete nation like she did.

Music followers could also be divided on the subject of selecting their favorite male singers – some may swear by Mohammed Rafi, others by Kishore Kumar, and a few others by Okay.J. Yesudas or S.P. Balasubrahmanyam– however the majority of them could decide Lata as the feminine voice they most wish to hearken to. Not with out purpose.

Her voice was heavenly, her vary broad and her expressions at all times so proper. And she or he was incapable of singing out of tune.

Little surprise, the main heroines of the day insisted of their contracts that the songs picturised on them can be rendered by Lata. She was practically at all times the primary alternative for the composer even in any other case.

Right here is rewinding to among the unforgettable songs by India’s favorite voice:

Lag jaa gale…(Woh Kaun Thi?)

There can’t be too many extra in style Indian songs than this one. As a result of there can’t be too many higher songs.

This searching melody for the 1964 movie was composed by Madan Mohan, the genius whose muse Lata was. It’s so stunning, you’ll never want to stop listening to it. Many singers have tried covers of this basic however did not seize the soul of the track the way in which Lata did.

Raja Mehdi Ali Khan’s lyrics – which means:Come, hug me another time/ This pretty night time could not come once more– additionally performed an element in making the track immortal.

Mohe panghat pe…(Mughal-E-Azam)

Okay. Asif’s magnum opus had nearly all the things. A splendid script, a wonderful solid led by Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala, stunning costumes and artwork design, sleek choreography… A movie like that deserved an impressive musical rating, too. Naushad offered that.

Pyaar kiya to darna kyaa…could also be the most well-liked Lata track from the album, however this one is probably the pick for its sweet innocence and the way in which Lat lent her feelings.

Chalte chalte…(Pakeezah)

Director Kamal Amrohi’s epic tribute to his spouse Meena Kumari remains to be celebrated for the gifted actress’s very good efficiency in her final movie and an out-of-the-world musical score put collectively collectively by Ghulam Mohammed and Naushad. Your entire album was dipping with honey, with a number of timeless melodies, likeInhi logon ne…,Thaade rahiyo...,Chal dildaar chalo.…, andMausam hai aashiqaana..., however this one most likely pips all of them.

Ae dil e naadaan…(Razia Sultan)



Khayyam, the final of the legendary composers who handed away not too long ago, could have made Asha Bhosle sing a lot of the songs in his magnum opus Umrao Jaan, however for this achingly stunning track, he turned to the eldest of the gifted Mangeshkar sisters. Lata‘s soulful rendition made it top-of-the-line songs of the 1980’s.

O sajna barkha bahaar…(Parakh)

Maybe Salil Choudhary’s best song for Lata (although it is probably not as in style because the Madhumati track, Aaja re pardesi...). It’s from the 1960 Bimal Roy movie, the story of which was additionally written by the music director. The track stays one of many best composed in raga Khamaj.

Aayega aanewaala…(Mahal)



This was certainly one of her earliest hits and nonetheless top-of-the-line, seventy years after it was recorded. A 20-year-old Lata gave glimpses of how she might maintain a nation spellbound along with her voice. A superb composition by Khemchand Prakash and superbly visualised – particularly for a 1949 movie – by Kamal Amrohi.

Satyam shivam sundaram…(Satyam Shivam Sundaram)

Still the song the aspiring Lata Mangeshkars opt for to impress the audience. All of them get applause – and a few of them in a single day fame, too – after they try what’s definitely not a straightforward track to render.

A masterly composition, in raga Darbari Kanada, by Laxmikant Pyarelal for a movie which is alleged to have been impressed by Lata‘s voice. Director Raj Kapoor, apparently, even needed her to behave within the position, which was ultimately made well-known by Zeenat Aman.

Raina beeti jaaye…(Amar Prem)



R.D. Burman’s unforgettable rating for the Shakti Samanta movie contained two of Kishore Kumar’s best songs –-Chingaari koibhadke…and Kuch to log kehenge…This track by Lata doesn’t pale compared in any respect.

This beautiful composition, in ragas Todi and Khamaj, brings out the most effective of Lata. Proper from her alaap, she hooks you and forces you to come back again to the track many times.

Ehsaan tera hoga…(Junglee)



A lot of Lata‘s hottest melodies could have been composed by the likes of Madan Mohan, S.D. Burman and Naushad, however the massively gifted duo of Shankar-Jaikishen additionally has additionally given her a number of gems, similar to this one for the 1961 movie Junglee. It’s a kind of songs which might be rendered individually by Lata and Mohammed Rafi. Such double delights embrace Mere mehboob tujhe… (Mere Mehboob),Mein kamsin hoon… (Aayee Milan Ki Bela),Teri aankhon ke sivaa… (Chirag),Tum mujhe yun… (Pagla Kahin Ka)andAjee rooth kar kahaan… (Arzoo).

Ae mere watan ke logon…

For a rustic the place music principally means movie music, this patriotic song moved a nation like no movie track might. Recorded as a tribute to the Indian troopers who fought in opposition to China within the 1962 warfare, it was written by poet Pradeep and tuned by C. Ramachandra.

It was no rousing track, however a poignant one – penned so evocatively by Pradeep – that spoke in regards to the sacrifices of the soldier. Lata‘s efficiency, on the Nationwide Stadium in New Delhi on the Republic Day in 1963, within the presence of President S. Radhakrishnan and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, had the viewers in tears.

There are, of programs, a whole lot of songs by Lata that we by no means will get tire of, similar toYeh zindagi usi ki hai…(Anarkali), Woh chup rahe to…(Jahan Ara), Nainon mein badra…(Mera Saya), Hawa mein udta…(Barsaat), Nagma oh sher ki… (Ghazal), Suno sajnaa…(Aaye Din Bahaar Ke), Rasik balmaa…(Chori Chori), Aaaj phir jeene ki…(Information), Baahon mein chale aao…(Anamika), Aaap ki nazron ne samjhaa…(Anapdh), Bahaaron mera…(Aakhri Khat), Ye dil aur unki…(Prem Parbat), Ruk jaa raat… (Dil Ek Mandir), Bindiyaa chamkegi… (Do Raaste), Allah tero naam… (Hum Dono), Mora gora ang… (Bandini), Tum na jaane is jagah… (Sazaa), Megha chhaye aadhi raat… (Sharmeelee), (Naina barse… (Who Kaun Thi), Piya tose naina… (Information), Ajeeb daastaan hai… (Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai), Hum ne dekhi hai.. (Khamoshi), Dheere dheere machal… (Anupama), Chupke chupke chal re… (Chupke Chupke), Hothon mein aisi baat… (Jewek Theif)…

(A model of this characteristic was first printed on September 28, 2019, Lata Mangeshkar’s ninetieth birthday)

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