Undoubtedly, Lata Mangeshkar is one of the most talented and legendary singers who has won the Bharat Ratna Award for her outstanding contribution to the Music Industry. She is the greatest playback singer even today, and her voice is divine. She and her sister Asha Bhosle have dominated the Bollywood film industry for decades. Their songs are even today loved and celebrated by millions of people across the world. Even after the duo is no longer active in the business, their songs are still loved and appreciated over any other artist. We have listed below some unknown facts about the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.
1.Her First Song
Lata Mangeshkar was just 13 when her Marathi Musician father Dinanath Mangeshkar died. Her musical journey In that year, she recorded her first song for a Marathi film in 1942. The song was later dropped from the album. A year later, Lata sang her first Hindi song “Mother change the world of a son” in the film Gajbhau.
2.Total number of Songs
Legendary Lata Ji shifted to Bombay in 1945, where she sang for almost all the famous music directors. According to the reports, the esteemed singer has sung for more than 1000 films so far, and she is not only a singer in the Hindi language, but she has sung in more than 36 languages.
3.She is not married
There has been a lot of fuss about the question. Everyone wants to know the real reason behind her not getting married. Many believe that she did not get married because she was very young when she was burdened with a lot of responsibility for taking care of her siblings and family. Some say that it’s because of the rivalry she shares with her equally talented sister Asha Bhosle. However, the esteemed singer has not given any clarification on this matter.
4. Dispute with Mohammed Rafi
Celebrated singer Lata Ji is one such artist who has stayed away from controversies. One controversy that grabbed attention was the one where the esteemed playback singer, Mohammad Rafi, and Lata Ji disagreed on some matter. Both of them were not on talking terms. However, in 1967, things got sorted out, and they both became friends again.
5. Mirchi Obessesion
The respected singer has one unusual habit. There was a time when she used to eat 12 mirchis a day. The reason behind her mirchi obsession is that it used to help her with ups and downs in her voice. Not only that, she even used to eat a lot of gum for flexibility to maintain her voice fluctuations and exercise facial muscles.