Today, September 18, 2018, is Lata Mangeshkar's birthday. Named the Nightingale of Bollywood, Indian cinema industry would have ceased to live up to its title for its soul-touching touch-ups without the deliverance of Lata Mangeshkar's songs. Can you imagine the Dance troupe movie, Dil to Pagal Hai, without the groovy song, Dil to Pagal Hai? Or the heart-wrenching pathos of Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi in Masoom? Melody is Lata Mangeshkar and her contribution to Bollywood with the language that everyone speaks; songs, are words-transcendent. As the legendary singer with extraordinary voice turns 89 today, we celebrate the icon’s birthday, with top five songs of Lata Mangeshkar:
Lag Ja Gale, 1964
You know that a song is great when you feel it more than just hear. Lag Ja Gale is one such songs of Lata Mangeshkar. From one of the first Bollywood’s first thriller movies, Woh Kon thi, Lag Ja Gale is a song that will be embraced for generations and generations.
Kabutar Ja Ja, 1989
One of the most-catchy songs, Kabutar Ja Ja from the movie Maine Pyar Kiya will have you singing alone to the tune.
Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa, 1975
You know that a song has to be intense when two iconic voices come together. Sung for the movie Aandhi by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar, Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa is time-timeless.
Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha, 1962
The silver screen owes it to Lata Mangeshkar and Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha is one such reason. From the movie Anpadh starring the dashing Dharmendra and the beautiful Mala Sinha, Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha is an evergreen song that has even retained its hit even by the Pop band, Sanam who made the cover of it.
Tere Liye, 2004
A more today’s song by Lata Mangeshkar, from the movie Veer Zarra, Tere Liye adds more empathy to the already tragic, happy ending love story and will have you bawling your eyes out like a baby.
In 1974, Lata entered the Guinness Book of Record listed as the most recorded artist in the history of Playback Singing. Over her lifetime, she has recorded 25,000 solo, duet, singing more songs and touching more souls than any other Bollywood singers. She without a doubt is a living legend.