Lata Mangeshkar turns 91: Narendra Modi, Shankar Mahadevan, Ritesh Deshmukh wish the singer

Also known as the 'Nightingale of India', Lata Mangeshkar has recorded songs for over a thousand Hindi films and sung in over 36 regional Indian languages and foreign languages.

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Lata Mangeshkar turns 91: Narendra Modi, Shankar Mahadevan, Ritesh Deshmukh wish the singer

India's most iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar celebrates her 91st birthday today. Born in 1929, she is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in the country.

Mangeshkar started her career in 1942 with songs in Marathi. Her first Hindi song was 'Paa Lagoon Kar Jori' for Vasant Joglekar's movie Aap Ki Seva Mein in 1946. Two years later, composer Ghulam Haider gave Mangeshkar her first major break with the song 'Dil Mera Toda' in Majboor and after that there was no looking back for Lata didi, as she is fondly called.

Also known as the 'Nightingale of India', she has recorded songs for over a thousand Hindi films and sung in over 36 regional Indian languages and foreign languages.

She is the recipient of three National Film Awards, 12 Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards and many other accolades. Mangeshkar is also the second vocalist, after late Indian singer M. S. Subbulakshmi, to have ever been awarded the Bharat Ratna.

On the singer's birthday, a number of politicians and celebrities extended their wishes on social media.

Here is a look at their birthday wishes

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