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post May 21 2012, 12:20 PM
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Lata Mangeshkar unveils Javed Akhtar's book
Published: Monday, May 21, 2012 on 0:56 IST


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post Jun 15 2012, 09:45 AM
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http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/14524...rs-Mehdi-Haasan

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My bad luck that I could not sing with Mehdi Hassan: Lata Mangeshkar

Agencies : New Delhi, Thu Jun 14 2012, 16:14 hrs


Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, a great admirer of Mehdi Hassan, regrets missing the chance to sing with the ghazal king.

The two greats did come together for a rare duet called 'Tera Milna' but their voices were recorded separately and mixed later.

Hassan died in a Karachi hospital yesterday following multiple organ failure. He was 84.

"It is my bad luck that I could not sing with him when he was healthy and active. Now, I can only regret. His death has left a huge void in music. Last year we lost Jagjit Singh and now Mehdi Hassan," said Lata.

Following his illness in the late 80s, Hassan cut down on his singing but he was very keen to record a song with Lata.

An album "Sarhadein" with their first and last duet "Tera Milna" was released in 2010. Hassan composed the song himself.

He recorded his part in Pakistan in 2009 and Lata recorded her version in India in 2010, which was mixed later.

Unfortunately, Hassan was so ill by that time that he could not understand the song.

"When our one and only duet was launched, we sent him tapes of that but he was critically ill at that time and could not understand the song. It is very unfortunate," said the Bharat Ratna awardee.

Recalling her first meeting with Hassan, Lata, 82, said it was in Toronto years back.

"My first meeting with him was in Toronto. I don't remember the year but it was ages back. He was performing there with Farida Khanum and I was in Kingston. I went to Toronto to meet him. He stood up on the stage and welcomed me very warmly.

"We met 3-4 times after that. In fact, during his illness also, he came to my home in Mumbai and had lunch with my family."

Hassan was one of Lata's favourite singers.

"Everyone liked him, admired him. Singers like him are born once in a millennium. All his songs are good. One of my favourite is 'gulon mein rang bhare'. I have some of rare cassettes of his live concerts in London," said Lata.
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Nothing had prepared me for Yash Chopra's death: Lata
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They had a 53-year-old association and therefore the news of Yash Chopra's death was like a bolt from the blue for singing legend Lata Mangeshkar.

Yash Chopra died Sunday after multi-organ failure. He was 80.

"The news of Yashji going came as a bolt from the blue. Nothing had prepared me for this loss. I had been told he was down with dengue... I was planning to visit him in the hospital. But that visit kept getting put off because of problems in the family. Now I will never be able to see him," said Lata, who is three years older to him.

"I have lost a true friend and dear brother. He loved me to death. He had made it clear that I'd have to sing for all his films from the time he turned director with 'Dhool Ka Phool' in 1959. I think I sang for all his films except 'Waqt'," she added.

She feels he was not only a master storyteller, but also had a good sense of music.

"When he turned into an independent producer with 'Daag' in 1973, he sat and explained the story to me and the situation for every song. He had a great music sense, though he couldn't sing himself. His wife Pam (Pamela) not only sang, she also had a good knowledge of Hindustani classical music, which Yashji lacked. Together they created an atmosphere for those timeless scores in Yashji's films.

"One thing that you'd always find in the music of a Yash Raj's film is a number based on Punjabi rhythms. Yashji had a penchant for Punjabi songs and had to have one of them in all his films. He had an amazing sense of poetry too. That was evident in the songs and music of 'Kabhi Kabhie'," she said.

For the future generation, Yash Chopra has left behind a treasure to learn from, she says.

"He was an entire institution in filmmaking. He made every frame look so beautiful. There's so much misery, squalor and poverty in real life. The man on the street went to see a Yash Chopra film to live a dream where everything was picture-perfect, where women were lovely visions in chiffon saris shot against picturesque backdrops in Switzerland and Amsterdam (Netherlands). I am proud and privileged to have given voice to Yashji's lovely heroines.

"But Yashji and I were bonded on a much level deeper than the professional. He genuinely loved me. Cinema was his passion. All the money that he made went back into making films. I hadn't met Yashji for some time now. He kept asking me to come over to his studio (of which he was very proud) and to his home where Pam and Yashji made me feel like family. I will miss that warmth and hospitality. My heart reaches out to Pamji," Lata said.

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Lata Mangeshkar feels grateful people still like her songs
IANS | Apr 26, 2013, 12.00 AM IST

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar has completed 71 years in the industry this year and says she is grateful to people for liking her songs even today.

"This year I have completed 71 years in the industry and even today people like my songs. I am very happy and grateful to all of them," Lata, who recently launched her music company, told reporters at an awards function.

Her first song was Mata ek sapoot ki duniya badal de tu for 1943 Marathi film Gajaabhaau. She was just 13 at that time.

In a career spanning over seven decades, the 83-year-old has recorded songs for more than 1,000 films in 36 languages.

She also featured in the Guinness Book of World Records (from 1974 to 1991) for having made the most recordings in the world.

Some of her evergreen hits are Aaja re pardesi, Pyar kiya toh darna kya, Ajeeb dastaan hai ye, Aaj phir jeene ki tamanna hai, Lag ja gale and Rangeela re.

Lata also launched two CDs of her father's songs under her music company at the Wednesday event.

"I have started LM Music Company for which HMV has given me all the rights of my father's songs and I am happy to release two of those CDs today under my music company," she said.
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