As melody queen Lata Mangeshkar turned 89 on Friday, celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Madhur Bhandarkar wished her good health and long life.
Mangeshkar started her career in 1943 at the age of 13 with the song "Naachu ya gade, khelu saari, mani haus bhaari…" for Marathi film "KITI HASAAL. She ventured into Hindi cinema with the song "Paa laagu kar jori re" for Vasant Joglekar's movie AAP KI SEVA MEIN.
Composer Ghulam Haider gave Lata her first major break in 1948 with the song "Dil mera toda" in the film MAJBOOR. With "Aayega aanewaala", a song in the movie MAHAL, she registered one of her first musical hits.
Referred to as the Indian Nightingale, some of her hit numbers are "Dil vil pyar vyar", "Bindiya chamkegi", "Tune o rangeele kaisa jaadu kiya", "Mere haathon mein", "Aaja shaam hone aayi", "Dil deewana bin sajna ke" and "Kitne ajeeb rishte hai yaha pe" among many.
One of her most memorable renditions is of "Ae mere watan ke logon".
Here's what celebrities had to say on her birthday:
Was lucky to have her sing for me in my first film.#patharkephool— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) September 28, 2018
The date India was blessed with one of the most sacred voices.???????? happy birthday Lataji .. wishing you good health & happiness for the days to come..?????? @mangeshkarlata
Dil toh paagal hai, dil deewana hai....for your beautiful voice! ???? ???? You truly are the 'Queen of Melody' @mangeshkarlata Ji. Happy Birthday! I wish you good health & happiness?— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) September 28, 2018
Happy Birthday, @mangeshkarlata ji! Thank you for giving us a song for every mood and a voice that will echo in our hearts forever...Wishing you lots of love, health & happiness!— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) September 28, 2018
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