A tribute to Lata Mangeshkar
An audio-visual presentation by Yatindra Mishra
An NCPA Presentation
Lata Mangeshkar was regarded as a living legend during her lifetime, and her name is forever etched in golden letters in the annals of music as one of the greatest and most influential Indian singers. Born Hema Hardikar (1929-2022), her delicate voice—soaked in astounding tunefulness, coupled with immaculate intonation and total mastery over breath—transformed her rendition into a flawless work of art, leaving her listeners speechless.
Having recorded thousands of songs under the baton of several music directors spanning over 75 years, she sang in 36 Indian regional and foreign languages. The list of her non-film songs is also equally impressive.
Yatindra Mishra is a celebrated poet, author and scholar of music and cinema. He has to his credit, four collections of Hindi poetry. His other contributions include writings on the life and work of great artistes like Girija Devi, Sonal Mansingh, Bismillah Khan, Begum Akhtar, Lata Mangeshkar and books such as ‘100 Years of Hindi Cinema’ and a detailed documentation of Ayodhya. An impressive list of many awards received by Mishra includes the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar, Bharatiya Jnanapitha Fellowship, Raza Foundation Award and such others. His book Lata: Sur-Gatha won six awards in 2016, including the National Film Award and MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Award for Best Book on Cinema.
Celebrating the legend of Lata Mangeshkar, this presentation will include some of her audio excerpts of film and non-film renditions. A host of memorable photographs and experiences shared by Mishra will make the evening come alive.
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