Do you all
know what music veteran Lata Mangeshkar’s father told her when she sang for the
very first time in her life on radio on December 16, 1941? The ‘Nightangle of
Bollywood’ on Wednesday took to Twitter, remembering her Natyageet for her first performance
on radio. She also recollected what her father Deenanath Mangeshkar, who was
also a legendary classical singer and theatre actor, told her about her first
ever performance.

She tweeted
se 79 saal pehle 16 December 1941 ko maine Radio par pehli baar gaaya. Maine 2
Natyageet gaaye the. Jab mere Pitaji ne woh sune tab wo bahut khush hue, unhone
meri maa se kaha ki Lata ko aaj radio pe sunke mujhe bahut khushi hui, ab mujhe
kisi baat ki chinta nahi
. (79 years
ago, on December 16, 1941, I sang on radio for the first time. I sang two
Natyageet. When my father heard my songs, he was very happy. He told my mother,
‘Today, listening to Lata’s songs on radio made me very happy. Now I have no

Mageshkar is the oldest
among all her five siblings. She has three sisters and one brother, all are
renowned in the music industry. Her father died in 1942 and she was single handedly took the responsibility of her family and decided to become a professional singer.

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She got her first major
break in Bollywood with the song ‘Dil Mera Toda’ from ‘Majboor’ in 1948.
Then there was no looking back for the veteran singer. She ruled Bollywood for
decades and is still in everyone’s heart.

She was
also awarded with Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb
Phalke award as well as number of National and Filmfare awards.