People would say that Goddess Saraswati resides in her voice: Rani Mukerji on Lata Mangeshkar

People would say that Goddess Saraswati resides in her voice: Rani Mukerji on Lata Mangeshkar

Rani Mukerji has opened up on music legend Lata Mangeshkar’s death. Lata Mangeshkar, known as the ‘Nightingale of India’ died yesterday at the age of 92. The songstress had a flourishing career for over seven decades and is said to have sung almost 30,000 songs across languages.

“Lataji is an institution and this is truly the end of an era…though she is no more, her voice is immortal and will stay with us forever. Lataji was truly gifted and blessed, people would often say that goddess Saraswati resides in her voice and what a coincidence that she left us one day after Basant Panchami…she has left a big void in all our lives as India has lost its nightingale. She is and always will be remembered as one of the most integral people in the history of Indian cinema. Every actor past and present dreamt of lip-syncing to her voice and in my career I had the good fortune of being able to do that in my film Mujhse Dosti Karoge,” said Rani Mukerji.

Lata Mangeshkar young.

Young Lata Mangeshkar.

“I will always cherish the memories I have of meeting her and getting her blessings through my career, she was kind-hearted and always exudes warmth, there was truly an aura around her and when we met she greeted us with so much love. We as an industry can now celebrate her life and thank her for the countless memories and songs she has left us with. Rest in peace Lataji…love you,” she added.

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