Renowned singer and the son of singing legend Mukesh says that Lata Mangeshkar knew his father from the age of 14-15 years and that she used to tie rakhi to his father as a sister would.
Lata Mangeshkar referred to Mukesh and Kishore Kumar as her sworn brothers while S.D Burman played the role of a father figure in her life.
G Venugopal, a close relative of singer Sujatha, watched her grow as a successful playback singer from close quarters and has also sung in several films with her.
The iconic singer, who was 90, had been admitted to a hospital with ill health.
Chithra likes to think that Lataji will always live in our hearts through her music. She talks to Manorama online about her love for the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar.
Veteran singer Yesudas remembers how he heard Lata Mangeshkar's voice for the first time from a wayside tea shop in Kochi and the countless songs they sang together in later years.
Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar passed away after a 28-day-long battle with Covid-19, pneumonia and related issues.
Lata Mangeshkar became the definitive voice of several generations of Indian film heroines in a wide range of melodic songs that will reverberate for all ages.
Rahman has collaborated with the Nightingale for some of his most-remembered tracks, including 'Jiya Jale' picturised on SRK and Preity Zinta in Mani Ratnam's 'Dil Se'.
Her contribution to the Indian music industry in a career spanning seven decades has gained Mangeshkar honorific titles such as the Nightingale of India and Queen of Melody.