India’s daughter Lata Mangeshkar turned 90 on September and numerous Bollywood celebs took to social media to wish the ‘Nighting Gale of India’ Post a few pictures of the legendary singer on social media, celebs like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Rishi Kapoor and Hema Malini among others pour in their wishes for her.
But not only the Bollywood celebs, even the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi too wished the legendary singer during the Mann Ki Baat show. While on a call with Lata Mangeshkar, the Prime Minister said, “I thought, before leaving, I would wish you in advance… heartiest best wishes on your birthday. May you stay healthy, may your blessings always be showered upon us, we pray. And I called you up before leaving to greet you. There would hardly be anyone who does not show utmost regard for Lata Mangeshkar Ji. She is elder to most of us and has been witness to different eras in the country. We address her as 'didi.”
Namaskar. Kal meri choti behen Meena Khadikar ne mujhe uske dwara mujhpar likhi hui hindi Kitab “ Didi aur Main “ ki peheli copy bhent ki. https://t.co/5So6YK7tGR— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) September 30, 2019
Thanking the Prime Minister graciously for his kind gesture, Lata Mangeshkar replied and said, "I know that the picture of India is changing with your arrival and that, that makes me very happy."
When Prime Minister wanted to seek her blessings, the singer said that she seeks his blessings. The Prime Minister then replied and said, “It is we who seek your blessings, you are much elder to us. Replying to which Lata Didi said, “There are many who are elder just by age, but greater are the blessings of those who do great work and hence are greater.”
“Didi, you are greater, not only in terms of age but also, in terms of your illustrious work. Your attainment through your glorious achievements are the result of your perseverance, your Sadhana & Tapasya,” replied PM Narendra Modi
The Prime Minster lastly said, “That is your humility. For everyone from the new generation, it is a lesson. For us, it is an immense source of inspiration that even after reaching glorious heights, you have always accorded the highest priority to acknowledge the upbringing, the sanskar bestowed by your parents and also to being humble.
Well, this was indeed a touching gesture by our honourable PM.
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