Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who is celebrating her 88th birthday today, is definitely a proof that age is just a number.
With new hopes and high spirit, Lata Mangeshkar said that age doesn’t dampen her spirit and that she has always lived with a hope for a better tomorrow.
Feeling young and energetic at 88, Lata Mangeshkar said,“
Should I tell you the truth? I don’t feel my age at all. I still feel young. I have never been weighed down by my troubles. Everyone has her share of problems in life. Even when I was young and struggling, I was happy hopping from studio to studio bumping into other strugglers like Kishore Da and Mukesh bhaiyya.”
Talking about her struggling days, she added,”Those were fun times even when I had to go hungry for the entire day. There was no money in my purse. But there was only hope in my heart. And the belief that no matter how tough the future looked there was always hope for a better tomorrow.”
She shared an incident when she fainted at one of her recordings. She said,” It happened with Naushad saab. We were recording a song on a long hot summer afternoon. You know how Mumbai gets in summer. During those days, there was no air conditioning in the recording studios. And even the ceiling fan was switched off during the final recording. I just fainted.”
When asked about her heart-breaking songs and that the whole congregation at the recording wept when she sang Madan Mohan’s Heer in Heer Ranjha and Sachin Dev Burman’s Tum Mujhse Dur Chale Jana Na in Ishq Par Zor Nahin.