Lata Mangeshkar skips her 87th birthday celebrations in memory of URI martyrs

September 28, 2016 6:58:06 PM IST
By Vishal Verma, Glamsham Editorial
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Jo shahid hue hai unki yaad karo kurbani (remember the sacrifice of the martyrs) said the Indian singing legend and pride of our nation Lata Mangeshkar (popularly known as Lata Didi).


The singer who turned 87 today expressed her sadness over the death of 18 Indian soldiers on 18 September in URI attacks.

Expressing her heartfelt concern for the soldiers and their family, the Indian melody queen had reportedly said to the media, “My sincere request to my well-wishers, please don't waste money buying me flowers. Instead send money to the bereaved family of martyrs. ‘Jo shaheed huey hain unki zaraa yaad karo qurbani.”

Truly, this gesture by Lata Mangeshkar - the recipient of India's highest civilian honour the Bharat Ratna, speaks a lot.


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