A playlist of our favourite Lata Mangeshkar melodies — from 'Lag Jaa Gale' to 'Tum Aa Gaye Ho'
A playlist of our favourite yesteryear's Lata Mangeshkar songs on her 88th birthday
Bollywood's Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar turned 88 on 28 September, and what better way to celebrate the illustrious life of the National Award-winning singer than to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of her best tunes. With a career spanning over seven decades, Mangeshkar unarguably has one of the sweeetest, most melodious voices that we have had the pleasure of listening to.
We compiled a list of some of Mangeshkar's most famous tracks that are bound to create an aura of old-school charm that is quite obviously missing in this current techno-crazed world. Give these soulful melodies a listen as you take a breather from your hectic day, or sit back and relax with the older generations of your family and get lost in the magic of Lata Mangeshkar's voice.
'Lag Jaa Gale'
'Lag Jaa Gale' from the suspense-thriller Woh Kaun Thi (1964) is a super hit romantic song that is picturised on Manoj Kumar and Sadhana, and is sung by the music maestro Lata Mangeshkar. The film's music director was Madan Mohan.
'Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai'
Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai' from the 1975 movie Aandhi is a beautiful musical rendition between the two artistic geniuses — Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. The reputed RD Burman and Gulzar were the music directors of this movie, and the collaboration between all these supremely talented artists has given us a musical masterpiece.
'Piya Tose Naina Lage'
'Piya Tose Naina Lage' is one for the romantic hearts. From the 1965 movie Guide, sung by Mangeshkar; this song always hits the right chords of our gushy heart. SD Burman was the music director for this movie, and together the two have created magic.
'Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahin'
Another one from the 1964 Aandhi, this song too is sung by Lata Mangeshkar, who is aided by Kishore Kumar as they bring a melodious gem for us to get lost within.
'Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon'
Any playlist featuring Lata Mangeshkar would be incomplete without her patriotic tribute to the unsung heroes of our country. 'Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon' honoured the martyrs of India, and it is one of those very few songs that makes almost everyone tear up and stand up straight as they remember the sacrifices of our men in uniform.
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