In a glorious career spanning over 60 years, veteran songstress Lata Mangeshkar hasn't just given a plethora of memorable hits in Hindi film music, but also paved the way for future singers in the industry. Twitter made the day all the more special by wishing the 'Nightingale'
"Lata Mangeshkar has sung a large number of memorable Bengali songs. In order to honour her contribution, we have decided to bestow the Bangabibhushan award to her this year," West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told media persons at the state secretariat Nabanna
Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai will present the fifth Hridaynath award to Mr Rahman on the birth anniversary of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, the younger brother of legendary playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. The first Hridaynath Award was presented to Lataji
In response to her wishe, Modi thanked the singer and expressed his gratitude for receiving the veteran singer's blessings for many years. He wrote: "Thank you Lata Didi. I have been fortunate to receive your blessings for many years. They give me immense strength"