10 Facts About Lata Mangeshkar

1. At the age of 13, Lata Mangeshkar was left to fend for her family when her father, Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar passed away in 1942.

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2. In 2012, Lata Mangeshkar was ranked number 10 in Outlook India's poll of the Greatest Indian.

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3. On 28 November 2012, Lata Mangeshkar launched her own music label, LM Music, with an album of bhajans, Swami Samarth Maha Mantra, composed by Mayuresh Pai.

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4. In 2001, Lata Mangeshkar was awarded Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.

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5. In 1990, Lata Mangeshkar launched her own production house for Hindi movies which produced the Gulzar-directed movie Lekin.

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6. In 1942, when Lata Mangeshkar was 13, her father died of heart disease.

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7. In 2009, Lata Mangeshkar was awarded the title of Officer of the French Legion of Honour, France's highest order.

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8. In 2001, Lata Mangeshkar was awarded Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor.

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9. In 1999, Lata Mangeshkar was nominated as a member of Rajya Sabha.

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10. The story of being inspired by Lata Mangeshkar is revealed by Raj Kapoor's daughter Ritu Nanda in her latest book.

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