Lata Mangeshkar’s niece Rachana Shah remembered her aunt on her first death anniversary. She said that the family has not been able to accept the singer’s death.
Rachana Shah, the late singer’s niece, paid tribute to her on the first anniversary of her passing. On February 6 of last year, the renowned vocalist passed away at 92 years old. Rachana referred to her as a “extremely powerful force” in a recent interview. She added that she believes the late musician is calling her when her phone rings.
Lata, who is regarded as one of the best playback singers in Indian film history, contributed her voice to several songs over the course of seven decades. Lag Jaa Gale, Mohe Panghat Pe, Chalte Chalte, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Ajeeb Daastaan Hai, Hothon Mein Aisi Baat, Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, Neela Aasman So Gaya, and Pani Pani Re are just a few of the amazing songs she performed.
According to Rachana, “We are still reluctant to grasp that she is no longer with us,” she was gone. One year later, everything still seems surreal and incredible. She was a force of unimaginable size, and that will always remain. We don’t particularly want to accept it (her death). Throughout the day, her voice and memories are there. Every time my phone rings, I wonder if Didi is on the other end.”
Rachana continued, “She performed puja and believed in God. Her home was always filled with the aroma of burning incense. You felt calm while you were sitting with her. She radiated that tranquilly. She brought consolation to her family, friends, coworkers, and the many people who listened to her. Her voice had a divine quality. Up to the very last second, she never lost the connection. Everyone was unique, and she had a big heart and would adore everyone.
On the first anniversary of her passing, Lata was also remembered by celebrities. The voice of the universe returned to the universe a year ago, tweeted music composer Vishal Dadlani. ji #LataMangeshkar The ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas stated on Twitter that the people we love always stand by our side. Unheard and unseen but never far; still cherished, still missed, and very dear. It has been like an age since I haven’t seen you. Always missing you.”
Anup Jalota referred to Lata as “Swar Kokila,” claiming that the late music legend “elevated the honour of India and Hindi music throughout the world with her lovely voice.” “Miss you @mangeshkarlata Didi #ImmortalLataDidi,” tweeted filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar in a tweet.
Lata won numerous film accolades and honours, including the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the Padma Bhushan, and various National Film Awards. In 2001, she was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in India.