Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar left for her heavenly abode on Sunday. She was cremated with full state honours at Mumbai's Shivaji Park. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Shivaji Park to pay his last respects to the singer. Ranbir Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan among others were present at her funeral. The singer will remain in our hearts forever.
As we mourn her loss, we take a look back at the time when she said music composers don't like the way she functions. In her interview with Hindustan Times (2013), Lata Mangeshkar said that she's particular about the selection of songs. "I read the lyrics and listen to the tune before agreeing to sing. I feel that music composers today do not like the way I function. That's why I don't feel like singing in films anymore." ALSO READ:RIP Lata Mangeshkar: Here Are Some Lesser Known And SHOCKING Facts About The Nightingale Of India
She was also asked about the difference in industry today as compared to before and she said, "These days, songs do well for a few months and then disappear. Technically, we have advanced, but our music is regressing. The number and variety of songs in films have depreciated. I'm shocked. I remember singing 11 songs for Mughal-E-Azam. Today's music is all about dance. Phrases like 'Halkat Jawaani' were way beyond our imagination back then. Singers in our time used to work very hard. We had to overcome many obstacles to get a song. Things are easier today."
Lata Mangeshkar died due to multi-organ failure. Doctor Pratit Samdani, who was treating her at Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital, released a statement that read, "It is with profound grief that we announce the sad demise of Lata Mangeshkar at 8:12 AM. She has died because of multi-organ failure after more than 28 days of hospitalisation post COVID-19."