Acting from the age of 5
Since Lata Mangeshkar had inherited music, she was inclined towards it since childhood. At the age when children play with toys and create new worlds of ideas, Lata Mangeshkar started learning music while sitting with her father. At the age of 5, she started acting in her father’s musical plays. In this way, along with singing, Lata Mangeshkar’s acting also started.
When she sang in front of the public for the first time
Lata Mangeshkar’s voice and her ability started being discussed everywhere. Everyone used to say that this girl will one day go a long way and bring glory to her father. The same thing happened. At the age of 9, Lata Mangeshkar sang in front of the public for the first time. His story is also interesting. Around 1930, when Lata Mangeshkar’s Baba was in Sholapur on tour of his theater company, some people requested him to sing a song. Lata hears this. She went to Baba and asked if she could also sing a song with him. Baba agreed and just Lata Mangeshkar gave her stellar performance.
Father’s death, mountain of broken sorrows
Lata Mangeshkar and the entire family were in trouble when her father, Baba, passed away. At that time Lata Mangeshkar was only 13 years old. Since Lata was the elder in the house, the responsibility of the family fell on her. Along with his studies, he took the responsibility of younger sister Asha Bhosle and family on the little shoulders. If she went to school, she would have taken sister Asha Bhosle along with her. But one day when the schoolmates asked Lata Mangeshkar not to bring her sister to school, she left her studies.
Lata ‘sacrifice’ for home
To improve the financial condition of the house, Lata Mangeshkar left school and started focusing on career. By the age of 14, Lata started working in big plays and programs. Master Vinayak, who was a close friend of the Mangeshkar family after the death of her father, helped Lata Mangeshkar a lot in her career. He supported Lata in starting her career as a singer and actress.
handled the confrontation as well
On one hand Lata Mangeshkar’s career was touching new heights, while on the other hand differences started with her sister Asha Bhosle. It is said that when sister Asha Bhosle rebelled in the house to get married, Lata tried to convince her a lot. Lata was very angry with his behavior. On this there was a rift between the two sisters. Later Asha Bhosle married Ganpatrao Bhosle. Ganpatrao Bhosale died in 1966. After this Asha Bhosle married RD Burman. But in 1994 he too passed away.
Lata said this on the question of marriage
At the same time, Lata Mangeshkar remained a virgin for life. In an interview given to our colleague Times of India in 2011, Lata Mangeshkar had said in response to the question of marriage, ‘Whatever happens happens according to the will of God. What happens happens for good and what doesn’t happen for better. If you had asked me this about 4 or 5 decades ago, I might have got a different answer. But today there is no such thought in my mind about marriage that yes I should have been too.
It’s not easy to be Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar sang 30,000 songs in 20 languages and went down in the hearts of people with her melodious voice. There has never been a singer like Lata Mangeshkar and never will be.