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Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar: 10 evergreen songs of the Nightingale

If music is a religion, Lata Mangeshkar is a god. She has blessed us all with her soulful voice and has been ruling everyone’s hearts for more than five decades. The Nightingale of Bollywood is the almighty’s gift to our nation. The legendary singer who has lent her golden voice to most of the ruling divas of Bollywood has recorded more than 25,000 songs in more than 36 languages ever since she started singing at the tender age of 13.

In every sense, she is a treasure, a blessing to the entire nation. It’s a sheer blessing to be living in the same era as her. She has rendered her voice to some of the most iconic songs ever produced in Hindi cinema.

Also bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Mangeshkar was the most recorded artist between 1948-1974 and her name is recorded in the Guinness Book of World records for the same. It’s not every day that a legend like her is born.

Here we bring you ten of the most popular songs of this legendary singer:

‘Dikhayii Diye Yun Ke Bekhud Kii Yaad Hamein’ from ‘Bazaar’

If you are a true blue fan of Bollywood, then you would definitely know about this gem of a song. Lata’s magical voice has made this heart-breaking song all the more beautiful.

‘Pyar Kiya Toh Darna kya’ from ‘Mughal-e-Azam’

It’s not every day when you hear the leading lady of Hindi films stand for love so openly. This song will always remain special for so many reasons. Lata’s voice suited Madhubala so well.

‘Ae dil-e-Nadaan’ from ‘Razia Sultan’

This is another melodious song crooned by Lata Mangeshkar that beautifully showcases the dilemma faced by heart after falling in love.

‘Chalte Chalte’ from ‘Pakeezah’

Madhubala and Lata Mangeshkar always made for a great jodi. This is yet another gem from Mangeshkar’s discography. If you are a Lata Mangeshkar fan then you ought to have this song in your playlist.

‘Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahin’ from ‘Aandhi’

Lata Mangeshkar’s voice can uplift even a simple song. But when she croons Gulzar’s lyrics everything turns out to be magical.

‘Aaj Kal Paon Zameen Par’ from ‘Ghar’

Have you ever been in love so much that you just can’t express your feelings in words? If yes, then this awesome song featuring Rekha and Vinod Mehra is the perfect one to describe your feelings. Apart from the great melody and poignant lyrics, its Lata’s voice that makes it an evergreen song.

‘Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein’ from ‘Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein’

Every music lover must be having this song in their playlist. Lata Mangeshkar has blessed us with so many memorable songs that its impossible to compile a list of her best songs.

‘Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na’ from ‘Ghar’

Every true blue and a hopelessly romantic person simply swear by this song. ‘Tere Bina’ is one of the most beautifully shot romantic track that captures the unconditional love of a husband and wife.

‘Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara’ from ‘Prem Rog’

Another heartwrenching song that will leave any to-be-bride in tears.

‘Tere Liye’ from ‘Veer-Zaara’

The iconic singer blessed us with her divine voice and thanks to her rich discography, she will be ruling the hearts of people for generations to come.

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