In February this year, Lata Mangeshkar, India’s Nightingale, left for her heavenly abode.  But she will always have a place in our hearts. Her wonderful voice and delightful songs bring back so many childhood memories. Throughout her seven-decade career, Mangeshkar has produced remarkable singles that have left an indelible impression on the Indian music industry making her an icon for many. She has not only opened the way for aspiring musicians, but she has also served as an inspiration to many. Her beautiful voice compliments a wide range of actresses, from Madhubala to Madhuri Dixit to Alia Bhatt.

Therefore, as a tribute to the legendary singer, Naam Reh Jayega was started which aired on Star Plus and Hotstar. Each episode told a different story about the late singer. Naam Reh Jaayega is a beautiful combination of nostalgic memories and musical chords that transports you back to the golden era of Lata Didi’s life.

This Sunday’s episode featured Lataji’s sister Usha Mangeshkar and brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar. They shared some incidents of Lata Mangeshkar’s life and journey.

Talking about Lata didi’s closeness with her family, her sister Usha Mangeshkar said, “Meena Tai used to always stay with Lata didi during the recording. After recording in the studio, Lata di would ask Meena tai for her thoughts on the song. She would only give a go-ahead with the song after Meena’s approval. She trusted her a lot.” Talking about her works of charity she added, “Lata di has done a lot of charity work. That too during the time when she was not working much. She has built Asia’s biggest and the most affordable hospital in Pune. She dreamed of starting a nursing home for the veteran musicians in Bollywood.”

Her brother Hridaynath talked about the time when she received the Bharat Ratna award, “She always wanted me to win an award, that was her dream. When she won Bharat Ratna she didn’t celebrate it but when I got a Padmashree she celebrated it like a festival.” 

The show consisting of 8 episodes had celebrity singers like Sonu Nigam, Neeti Mohan, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan among others paying a tribute to the late singer and her achievements. 

Source: Indian Express dot com