Lata Mangeshkar was, is and will always be a legend of the music industry. There will be no cover as good as Lata Mangeshkar’s voice. She was truly one of a kind. Throughout her career, she has been awarded numerous awards and here is a list of few, not just national but international achievements as well, that were presented to Lata Mangeshkar.
By the Government of India
1. Padma Bhushan,1969
2. Dadasaheb Phalke Award,1989
3. Padma Vibushan, 1999
4. Bharat Ratna,2001
5. One Time Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2008
By the National film awards
1. Best Female Playback Singer for song of Parichay, 1982
2. Best Female Playback Singer for. The film Kora Kagaz, 1974
3. Best Female Playback Singer for Lekin, 1990.
By Filmfare awards
There have been many Filmfare awards that were taken by Lata Mangeshkar for her amazing songs. Here are a few of her awards.
1. 1959 – “Aaja Re Pardesi” from Madhumati
2. 1963 – “Kahi Deep Jale Kahi Dil” from Bees Saal Baad
3. 1970 – “Aap Mujhe Achhe Lagne Lage” from Jeene Ki Raah
4. 1993 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
5. 1994 – Filmfare Special Award for “Didi Tera Devar Deewana” from Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
6. 2004 – Filmfare Special Award where a golden trophy was presented on the occasion of Filmfare Awards completing 50 years.
1. 1980 – Presented key of the city of Georgetown, Guyana, South America.
2. 1980 – Honorary Citizenship of the Republic of Surinam, South America.
3. 1985 – June 9, declared as Asia Day in honor of her arrival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
4. 1987 – Honorary Citizenship of the United States in Houston, Texas.
5. 2010 – Knight of the Legion of Honour (French highest civilian award) The only Asian to have received the Platinum Disc of EMI London.
The above are a few of her many achievements and awards. Looking at all those it’s proof that there will be no doubt any replacement to the legend Lata Mangeshkar. What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.