When Lataji was alive, several people used to come to this street on her birthday. However, on her first death anniversary today, the lane is almost deserted. Her memories are being neglected. The state government must build a memorial.
Lata Mangeshkar’s followers bemoaned the lack of progress in plans to erect a memorial and maintain locations connected to her in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on the first anniversary of her passing on Monday.
On September 28, 1929, Mangeshkar was born in Sikh Mohalla Galli in this city. After she passed away in Mumbai the previous year, the state government made a number of commitments to honour one of the most celebrated performers of the previous century.
Due to its proximity to the district court building and the line of snack shops, the Sikh Mohalla Galli is now known as “court wali galli” and “chaat wali galli,” and the home where the Bharat Ratna recipient lived is now a clothing store with a mural of hers on the exterior wall.
“On Lataji’s birthday when she was alive, many people used to visit this street. The lane is essentially empty today, the first anniversary of her passing. Her memories are not being taken care of. The state needs to erect a monument, “Govind Soni, a chaat vendor, said PTI. Laxmikant Pandit, a fan, lamented that there was a delay in completing projects that would preserve the memories connected to her.
In addition, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had said that a music college, a music academy, a museum, and a statue of the legend will be built in Indore on September 28 of last year during the National Lata Mangeshkar Award ceremony.
The Government Music College of Indore has already been named after Mangeshkar, according to Jayant Bhise, director of the state government’s Ustad Alauddin Khan Academy of Music and Art, who gave an update on the announcement on Monday.
“Preparations are underway to build a museum in her memory and her statue in the city’s Rajendra Nagar auditorium. An artwork dedicated to her will be installed at the corner of the street where the home that she was born in is located,” Bhise added.