Since 1949, when Lata Mangeshkar was first noticed for her extraordinary singing talent in the Mahal song Aayega aanewala, her voice has taken a firm hold of the Indian imagination. And for over six decades thereafter, as the most loved Indian playback singer, she has reigned supreme in Hindi film music. India’s highest-selling artist, Lata Mangeshkar has recorded close to 28,000 songs. Yet, despite her extraordinary fame, she is a deeply private person who has mostly shied away from glitz and glamour.
In Lata Mangeshkar in Her Own Voice, a series of conversations between Lata Mangeshkar and Nasreen Munni Kabir takes us into the world of India’s most gifted singer, and reveals the person behind the voice that has provided the soundtrack for the lives of billions.
Nasreen Munni Kabir