Lata Mangeshkar Chowk- In the Memory of the Melody Queen

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  • Nation remembers melody queen Lata didi on her, 93rd birth anniversary.
  • An intersection named after Lata Mangeshkar in UP.
  • A towering Veena has been installed at the Lata Mangeshkar Chowk

On the 93rd birth anniversary of the Lata Mangeshkar, PM Modi paid tribute to the veteran singer, by virtually inaugurating an intersection in Ayodhya that has been named after the late playback singer.

A towering 40 feet long and 12 feet high sculpture of a veena engraved with a picture of Goddess Saraswati has been installed at the chowk.

Marking the special occasion, PM Modi in his national address, said, “I have so many memories associated with Lata didi, so many emotional and affectionate memories. The age-familiar sweetness of her voice mesmerized me every time I spoke to him.””Shri Ram is going to come to the grand temple of Ayodhya.. Before that, the name of Lata didi, who gave the name of Ram, has been established with the city of Ayodhya forever,” he added.

Lata Mangeshkar, who breathed her last on February 6th was born in 1929, and had a career spanning eight decades, where she lent her voice to a wide range of film stars, cutting across languages. Among the many awards that she won in her lifetime, she was also bestowed the Bharat Ratna.

The legendary queen lives in the heart of millions through her songs. The melody queen sang 50,000 songs in 14 different languages.

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