Dil To Pagal Hain, Kabhi Kabhi, Silsila, Chandni, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Mohabattein and Veer-Zaara has two things in common- Yash Chopra and Lata Mangeshkar.
Thus it was only befitting that the Nightingale of India 'Lata Mangeshkar', whose voice has captivated millions of music lovers in India was presented the first National Yash Chopra Memorial award for her contribution to the Indian music industry.
The ceremony took place on October 19 at Grand Hyatt and is a homage to the greatest romantic director India has produced till date. We cannot remember Yash Chopra's films in isolation from its music as the songs added to the craftsman's art. 'Yeh Kahan aa gaye hum' would always stay fresh in the audiences mind with Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha walking through a garden of tulips.
Lata Mangeshkar has a long career spanning decades and is one of the most loved singers in the film industry. Honouring the singer, the I&B Minister Manish Tiwari presented the award to the singer.
Mangeshkar started her music career in the year 1942 and has featured in the Guineas book of world record from the year 1974 to 1991 for being the most recorded artist in music history. It is noted that the singer has sung approximately 25,000 solo, duet, and chorus-backed songs in 20 Indian languages between 1948 to 1974.