Tribute – Remembering The Greatest Quotes by Lata Mangeshkar

Today, the world mourns as one of India’s most famous singers is laid to rest. Lata Mangeshkar, the exceptional Indian playback singer, whose voice was the epitome of our emotions and sentiments, and the talent was derived from both our secular and sacred traditions, has passed away at 92 years of age due to MODS in Mumbai, India.

She was well-known for her work in Hindi film music and her career spans a lifetime (over seven decades). A prolific performer, The “Queen of Melody” participated in many international concerts and was honored with several national and international awards.

In 2001, the well-known singer was honored with the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. She holds many National Film Awards, Filmfare Award for her work in music.

She made her debut performance as a playback singer at the age of 13 in the year 1942 and by the time she turned 19, she had already sung for 78 films as a playback singer as well as acted in five films.

Lata Mangeshkar was one of the best Indian playback singers ever. The most famous songs of Lata Mangeshkar are in Hindi however, the “Nightingale of India” has recorded over 5,000 songs in more than 15 languages (including Hindi, Panjabi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, and more) since her start in the year 1942.

In addition to being a leading figure in Indian playback singing, The “Queen of Hindustani Classical Music” was also an accomplished actress and producer.

She produced a famous Marathi film for regional cinema in 1953 named “Vaadal” which was highly appreciated at that time. Other films produced by the late Lata Mangeshkar were Jhaanjhar in 1953, Kanchan Ganga in 1955, and Lekin in 1990.

Lata Mangeshkar has been one of the most iconic voices in the music industry. She is known for her amazing voice and her work with other artists.

Many people all over the world know Lata Mangeshkar, even if they are not avid followers of Indian music. Mangeshkar has inspired many musicians and singers who have followed in her footsteps.

From quotes about music to quotes about life, here are some of the most inspiring quotes by Lata Mangeshkar.

Tribute – Remembering the Most Inspiring Quotes by Lata Mangeshkar

Tribute - Remembering The Most Inspiring Quotes By Lata Mangeshkar
Tribute – Remembering the Most Inspiring Quotes by Lata Mangeshkar

The following Lata Mangeshkar quotes only promote the idea of self-love but also empower people to pursue their dreams. These quotes are the best motivation for us and make us believe that we can achieve anything if we try hard enough.

Here is our tribute to the legendary singer, remembering the most inspiring quotes by Lata Mangeshkar.

Lata Mangeshkar Quotes about Life

One of the most famous Indian singers has said many wise things about life. Here are some of her best quotes:

I believe in one power, and that is the hand of God. I respect all religions.

~ Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar Quotes About Life
Lata Mangeshkar Quotes about Life

I feel God has sent me to Earth to sing. I started singing when I was five, but I don’t think I’ve worked as hard as many other people.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

From my experience and understanding, I believe money follows name and fame, while recognition calls for a huge amount of sacrifice. To get something, you have to lose something. That’s the rule of life.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

The privileged classes today are bothered about petrol and diesel prices while the poor can’t afford two meals a day. I am a very small person, but I want us to think beyond personal and regional interests.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar Quotes about her Personal Life

Though she was a private person, the elegant singer always shared her thoughts candidly whenever asked. In this section we will be exploring Lata Mangeshkar Quotes about her Personal Life which gives us a peek into her private world.

I’ve always loved life, irrespective of all the ups and downs that have filled my journey.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

I have a fierce temper. I’ve mastered it over the years, but when I’m angry, no one can force me to do anything I don’t want to.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

I wish I had given more time to learning classical singing.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

For me, awards are a token of respect that people are giving me. So no matter how many awards I am receiving, I always feel emotional.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

I have decided that I won’t take up assignments that don’t interest me.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

I have been singing for the last 50 years, you know, so I deserve a break. Besides, there are talented singers around who can do justice to their work.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

I wouldn’t let a biopic be made on me. That’s because I don’t believe in them. I don’t like them.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

My father passed away in 1942, and three-four months after his death, I had to start working. There was a responsibility on my shoulders to run the household. It was my duty as the eldest child in the house.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

When I started out, there was so much work that I couldn’t think of doing anything else. I would go for recordings by 8.30 A.M., that, too, in trains. I used to come home at night. I was traveling alone everywhere.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

I missed out on my childhood. I had to work hard, but I was immediately given a place in playback.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

I appreciate the change associated with people’s growth, but I don’t like the changes in our lives. I came to Mumbai in 1945, so imagine my acceptance of the massive changes around. I have witnessed every kind of revolution.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar Quotes about Music

India’s legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was a blessing for every song she has sung. Her unique style of singing, tone, and mood of voice added value to the songs and became lifelong hit numbers.

Her powerhouse voice made those songs memorable instantly and the audience always wanted more from her on their favorite numbers. As a tribute to her, here are some inspiring Lata Mangeshkar quotes about music:

As a singer, you have to bring the soul to the song.

~ Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar Quotes
Lata Mangeshkar Quotes

One has to be fully committed to one’s career. Otherwise, there’s no point.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

I think playback singing has a lot to do with voice acting. I would suggest to all the youngsters to understand the character, situation, and the story behind the songs. That is when you can add soul to the rendition which, I think, is missing in today’s music.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

There are so many songs that I could not sing the way I wanted to. When such songs come on television or radio, I shut them off or leave the room.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

I feel I am a little unfit for the kind of music that is being made today. There is a big difference between what I sang earlier and what is being made now. I am not saying this music is bad, but there are too many beats.

~ Lata Mangeshkar

Her love for music, and the passion that she puts into it, was unparalleled. She was an inspiration to many people, especially women.

If you’re a fan of the music world like me, you’ll want to keep this list in mind for when you need a little pick-me-up.

Have you heard of any other great quotes by Lata Mangeshkar? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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