Thursday, May 22, 2008

LIVES & ACHIEVEMENTS OF GREAT PEOPLE - Indian, Bollywood Music, Queen of Playback - "LATA MANGESHKAR"


The lives and achievements of great people from various fields have been a very strong source of motivation the world over. Since the beginning of this blog, I’ve been writing about the various great people whose lives and achievements have left an indelible mark on the mindset of the success-seeker.

Today, I am writing a concise but potent piece of motivation appreciating and saluting the most inspiring life and peerless achievements of one such great icon of hard earned success, superior living and excellence. Hope you find it highly useful for yourself and your peers. Read on…

At 5, starts learning classical music from father.

At 12, on the 8th day of her father’s death,

acts and sings in a Marathi film to support the family.

First film song at 13, which was never used.

Records first Bollywood song at 18.

Wins first Filmfare at 29.

11 years later, decides to stay away. To give others a chance!

Wins the Padma Bhushan in 1969.

In 1974, becomes first Indian to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Who declare her voice the world’s “most perfect”.

In the same year, enters Guinness Book of World Records.

Wins the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1989.

The Padma Vibhushan in 1999.

And in 2001, the nation’s highest civilian honour,

The Bharat Ratna.

Latabai Mangeshkar.

A voice that transcends genres. And generations.

As she croons, a nation swoons.

And when she weeps, so does a billion hearts.

If you haven’t read my earlier posts on Motivation about the lives and achievements of great people like Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Henry Ford, Alexander- the Great, Dr. Varghese Kurien and others, and would like to read them, now, Click Here .

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