Pope greets Lata Mangeshkar on birthday

Pope’s greeting named her as ‘Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar.’

Posted on October 2, 2012, 8:22 AM

Lata Mangeshkar


Pope Benedict XVI has extended his greetings to the nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar on her birthday.

“It was a very pleasant surprise. The Pope is the most prominent and revered leader of the Catholic Church. To hear from him on my birthday was not just expected, it was a rare privilege,” said Mangeshkar, feeling honored.

She said that the pope’s greeting named her as ‘Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar’.

“Not many people address me with my father’s name. That felt good. I am proud to be known as Master Deenanath Mangeshkar’s daughter,” she added.

Mangeshkar, who is fondly known as didi (elder sister), was born on Sept. 28, 1929. She is the eldest of her other four siblings.

Close family members were present on the dinner hosted by the legendary singer’s niece Rachana Shah to celebrate the day last week.

“There were about 60 of us. Didi and Ashatai spent the whole evening chatting and joking around,” said one of the family members.

Mangeshkar is the second vocalist to have ever been awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.

Source: times of India

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English: Autograph of Lata Mangeshkar

Autograph of Lata Mangeshkar              (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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