Lata Mangeshkar turns 90: 5 songs from a 7 decade musical journey

On the melodious occasion of Lata Mangeshkar's birthday SoundBoxIndia takes you through the musical achievements of the evergreen singer who is also known as 'The Nightingale' of the music industry. The singer, who is considered as the one of the best singers of India, has helped evolve the Indian music industry in her 70 plus years career with some unforgettable songs and melodies.

The musical era of Lataji started in 1942 and since 1974 this immensely talented singer made her way to the Guinness World Records List and was listed as the most recorded artiste in the history of playback singing. She was also honoured with the Bharat Ratna Award.
Lataji has captured the hearts and imagination of millions of her admirers around the world with her soothing voice. She has been the recipient of three National Film Awards, 15 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, two Filmfare Special Awards, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and many more. In 1974, she became the first Indian to perform in the Royal Albert Hall.

She has explored almost every genre of music in different languages,26 languages. She has lent her voice to all the actressed from the 1940s to the 2000s! On her 90th birthday, here’s looking at some of her evergreen songs. This is just a drop in the immense ocean of her unforgettable songs.

  • Lag Jaa Gale
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  • Dushman Na Kare Dost Ne Wo Kaam 
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  • Satyam Shivam Sundaram
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  • Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez
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  • Sawan Ka Mahina Pawan Kare Sor
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Here are our favorite songs of Lata Mangeshkar. Share your favourite songs in the comment section below.
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