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Lata Jit recorded most of the songs each year from 1974 to 1991 at the Guinness Book of World Records.
- She has been in the film industry for over 75 years, her childhood name was ‘Hema’
- He became a Member of Rajya Sabha in 1999, the same year a perfume was introduced in his name.
- The film ‘Butt’ was produced by Lata, whose music is still memorable.
‘Bharat Ratna’ Lata Mangeshkar has sung more than 50,000 songs in 36 languages. Lata Jit said, ‘If my father was alive, I would not be a singer …’ He then sang so many songs that the record for most songs was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records every year from 1974 to 1991. Here are some special stories related to Lataji on his 91st birthday.
When Lata was singing, her mother used to scold her
Lata admits that she is a singer today because of her father, because he taught music. It may come as a surprise to learn that Lata’s father Dinnath Mangeshkar did not know for a long time that the girl could sing. Lata was afraid to sing in front of him. He would sing and tell stories to the women who came to help his mother in the kitchen. His mother used to warn him that the woman’s time would pass because of the vine, distracting him.
The father’s disciple was taught the correct note
Once Chandrakant Gokhale, a disciple of Lata’s father, was doing Riaz. Dinanath set off for some work. Five-year-old Lata was playing there. As soon as the father left, Lata started telling Gokhale that he was singing wrong. Then Lata Gokhale sang appropriately. When Dad came back, he asked Lata to sing again. Lata sang and ran away. Lata admits, “I learned to listen to my father’s songs, but I never had the courage to sing with him.”
Father’s prophecy came true
After that Lata and her sister Meena started learning music from their father. He was only four years old when his younger brother Hridaynath’s father died. Her father may not have seen his daughter become a singer, but he had an idea of Lata’s success, which was good astrology.
According to Lata, her father said she would be so successful that no one could even touch her height. Also, Lata further believes that she could never have been a singer if her father had survived, because she would not be allowed to do so.
Manages the family from the age of 13
After the death of her father, Lata took charge of the family and came to work for Master Binoyak with her sister Meena. At the age of 13, in 1944, he acted in the film ‘Pahili Mangalgaur’. In some films, she has played the role of the heroine’s sister, but she has never enjoyed acting. Recording ‘Love Is Blind’ for the first time, but the film got stuck.
That’s how I got my first big break
Music composer Golam Haider listened to 18-year-old Lata and introduced Shashadhar Mukherjee, a successful filmmaker of the time. Shashadhar has made it clear that this voice is too thin, will not work. Master Golam Haider then gave Lata the opportunity to sing with lyricist Mukesh in the song ‘English Chhora Chala Gaya’ from the film ‘Zorpurbak’. It was Lata’s first big break, after which she never lacked for work. Later, Shashadhar admitted his mistake and sang many songs of Lata in films like ‘Anarkali’ and ‘Jiddi’.
Pickles and peppers should never be avoided
In the golden days of his career, he used to eat ice cream before recording the song and he never avoided pickles. His voice was always uninterrupted. He was the first Indian to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1974.
When Lata remembers her journey, she doesn’t forget the recording nights of her first days. Then there was the daytime shooting and the songs were recorded on the studio floor in the heat of the night. The recording continues until morning and the AC fans are replaced.