Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar turns 90 today, and celebrities including Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, AR Rahman, Shreya Ghoshal and Anil Kapoor wished her good health with messages on social media.
Mangeshkar started her career in 1943 at the age of 13 with the song Naachu ya gade, khelu saari, mani haus bhaari for Marathi film Kiti Hasaal. She ventured into Hindi cinema with the song Paa laagu kar jori re for Vasant Joglekar's movie Aap Ki Seva Mein. She got her first major break in 1948 with the song Dil mera toda in the film Majboor. With Aayega aanewaala, a song in the movie Mahal, she registered one of her first musical hits.
Wishing the queen of melody a happy birthday, actress-turned-politician Hema Malini tweeted:
Lata didi’s bday!God bless her with many more healthy years! @mangeshkarlata has brot me much joy & is an inspiration for me as she is for millions. My spl equation with her spans many yrs. It is an honour to be associated with u Didi & i treasure your love & good wishes always.
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) September 28, 2019
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor wrote:
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 28, 2019
Dharmendra wished for Mangeshkar's long life.
— Dharmendra Deol (@aapkadharam) September 28, 2019
Music maestro AR Rahman said that he has huge respect for Lata Mangeshkar.
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) September 28, 2019
Anil Kapoor thanked Mangeshkar for her timeless melodies.
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) September 28, 2019
Singer Shreya Ghoshal shared that she listens to Mangeshkar's songs every day.
Happy 90th birthday #LataMangeshkar ji. I pray for your good health and happiness. Not a single day in my life goes without listening to and singing your songs. You have been my guru, my biggest inspiration. Blessed to be born in your era of musical glory.. @mangeshkarlata ♥ pic.twitter.com/GOMVdE7E8z
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) September 28, 2019
Lyricist Prasoon Joshi called everyone fortunate that "we are celebrating Lataji's 90th birthday and are witness to this era-defining talent".
#LataMangeshkar Lataji’s 90th birthday,gr8 pleasure2dedicate a spl geet hr wish fr daughters of India. An excerpt
— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) September 28, 2019
Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene wished "loads of happiness" on Lata Mangeshkar's birthday.
Happy birthday @mangeshkarlata didi.
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) September 28, 2019
Shraddha Kapoor also wished her great aunt in an adorable way.
Lata ji's younger sister Asha Bhonsle also shared a picture with the legendary singer where she is ready to cut the cake.
"Meri Awaaaz Hi Meri Pehchaan Hai..." Long Live Lata Didi!