Thursday, January 28, 2010



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 various great people whose lives and achievements invariably leave an indelible mark on the mindset of the success-seekers in their pursuit for success.

Today, I am writing a concise but potent piece of motivation honoring and saluting the most inspiring life and peerless achievements of one such great icon of hard earned success, simple yet superior living and excellence. Hope you find it enriching 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 honor,

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.




  1. she is as important to me as an Indian as Taj Mahal.....i can really boast about her.....she is that kind of asset to Indian....she is one of those Indian...which make me feel a proud Indian

  2. @hitesh rawat Yes! I can already sense the strong gush of pride in your heart for Lata ji, dear Hitesh! Long Live Lata ji...!

    @Pallav Thanks, dear Pallav! :)

  3. Watch Lata Mangeshkar song Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha Checkout full video here

  4. Superb singer. i like agree but your hear this song then tel

    Mind Blowing Classical Tamil Songs

    aasai mugam marandhu poachchae – idhai yaaridam solvaenadi thoazhi
    ஆசைமுகம் மறந்து போச்சே – இதை யாரிடம் சொல்வேனடி தோழி?
    I have forgotten that lovely face, whom shall I share this grief with ?