Lata Mangeshkar She has sung thousands of songs in 36 Indian languages for nearly eight decades, but some tracks accompanied her, and the Melody Queen endorsed her in later years. In an interview with PTI in October 2021, Mankeshkar said that he still remembers how Gulzar’s words as Mary Awaaz Hi Pehchan Hai, the senior lyricist and poet in his 1977 song ‘Naam Gam Jaeoga’ from Kinara, reflected his own journey in music with her. Fans confuse her voice with her identity.
‘Mary Awaaz Hi Pehchan Hai’ means ‘my voice is definitely my identity’.
Mangeshkar, who died on Sunday morning at the age of 92 after suffering multiple organ failure, said he clearly remembers the day the song was played back.
“Everyone in the country knows that Gulzar Sahab writes beautifully. He also speaks beautifully. When I sang (this song) he came up to me and said softly, ‘Mary Awaaz Hi Pehchan Hour Yeh Yeh Pehchan’.
He said. But then I started saying ‘my voice is my identity’. Now those who sing that song or write about me say those lines, “said Mangeshkar.
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar also quoted lyrics from “Naam Gam Jayoga” as a tribute to India’s Nightingale.
“Mary Awas Hai Pehchan Hey, Gar Yaad Rahe … How can one forget such a voice! There is deep sorrow in the demise of Lata Mangeshkar ji, my sincere condolences and prayers. Om Shanti,” Kumar tweeted.
But like many of her diverse songs, many of her listeners remember her own favorite or beloved singer.
Another song written by Gulzar for Masan director Neeraj Gaiwan is ‘Hamne Dekhi Hai Un Akhon Ki’ from the 1969 film Khamoshi directed by Asit Sen.
The song, which depicts Waheeda Rahman, lays the case by putting a label on those relationships that society should not “tarnish”.
“Na ye bujti hey, na rukti hey, na tehri hey kahin, nur ki bund hey sadion se baha karthi hai … sirf ehsas hey ruh se mehsus karo …” Ghaivan tweeted.
Lata Mangeshkar is alive! The filmmaker said.
Mangeshkar’s melancholic melody ‘Ajeeb Dastan Hey Yeh’, lip-synced by Meena Kumari in the 1960 song Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, is one of the best songs of all time.
Fifty years later, the song continues to resonate in pop culture: Bombay Talkies, a 2013 anthology directed by Karan Johar, was borrowed from the song. Ajeeb Dusten Hein underscores the absurdities and paradoxes of life viewed with a different lens in the form of another anthology, Ajeeb Dustens, which premiered on Netflix in 2021.
The haunting loneliness of ‘Lag Ja Gale’, the proclamation of love and war in the rebellious’ Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya ‘, the song of freedom and desire in’ Aaj Phir Jine Ki Tamanna Hai ‘, to the perversions of love’ Bahon Me Chale Aao, Mangeshkar did all that during her heyday.
Still, the evening years of the singing legend were illuminated here with a ‘jia jale’ and a ‘tere liye’ there.
Mangeshkar was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Breach Candy Hospital in South Mumbai in early January, where he tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and was diagnosed with pneumonia.
She remained in the ICU for more than two weeks after a slight improvement in her health, and on January 28 the doctors treating her removed her from the ventilator.
However, as her health began to decline from February 5, she was placed on a ventilator again, after which a team of doctors used aggressive therapy to revive her.
The singer may be dead, but her songs will remain in the collective memory of Indians.