When Lata Mangeshkar Said She Wasn’t ‘Too Sure’ If Her Legacy Would Continue

Bharat Ratna recipient Lata Mangeshkar breathed her last on Sunday, February 6, after a long battle with COVID-19. The legendary singer died in a hospital in Mumbai due to multiple organ failure, her sister Usha Mangeshkar and the doctors treating her have informed. The ‘Queen of Melody’ has given Indian audiences a plethora of iconic tunes throughout her nearly 80-year long career, leaving behind an unparalleled legacy.

In a previous interview with First post, Lata Mangeshkar opened up about her long-standing legacy, joking that she wasn’t entirely sure it would mean the same for younger generations. She also mentioned that no one is “indispensable” and that the “world lives on” despite many luminaries doing pioneering work in their respective careers.

Lata Mangeshkar wasn’t ‘too sure’ if her legacy would continue

The 92-year-old mentioned that since young people’s attention spans are “very short”, she wasn’t too sure her legacy would continue as expected. She added that young people do not live “at all” in the past and instead believe in “living in the moment”. “It’s the age of instant gratification,” she joked. She even mentioned how various “scientists, religious and political leaders, doctors and engineers” have carved out a place for themselves in the world, but no one remains “indispensable”.

“Lata Didi” also revealed that she misses her deceased “close and contemporary friends” from the musical fraternity. She mentioned that relationships were just not about work and she regularly visited her counterparts and gurus. Citing the names of ‘Kishoreda (Kishore Kumar), Mukesh bhaiya and Mannada (Manna Dey) as well as Madan bhaiya (Madan Mohan)’, she joked that they were all ‘family friends’.

The singer has recorded songs in over 36 Indian and foreign languages. Some of his popular songs are Aisa Des Hai Mera, Lag Jaa Gale, Mere Mitwa Mere Meet Re, Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai, Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara, Zindagi Ki Na Toote Ladi.

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