Mumbai, September 6, 2019:
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, 89, is set to become ‘Daughter of the Nation’, as the Narendra Modi-led Government has planned to confer the ‘Daughter of the Nation’ title to the playback singer on her 90th birthday.
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Mangeshkar will turn 90 on September 28 and the government has decided to confer on her the honor for her immense contribution to Indian film music, over the past several decades.
According to reports, the Government has decided to honour Lata Mangeshkar officially as the ‘Daughter of the Nation’ on her 90th birthday.
The Queen of Melody has lent her voice to over a thousand Hindi films and more than thirty-six regional languages.
Recently, Mangeshkar lent her voice to the cause of saving the Aarey forest, located next to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai.
The legendary singer took to Twitter to say, “To cut down 2,700 trees and invade the natural habitat for so many species would be a tragedy. I firmly oppose this move and I earnestly request the government to look into this matter and save the forest. #SaveAareyForest”
This was in response to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) decision to clear the proposal for felling of over 3,000 trees in Aarey jungles. Now, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has the necessary clearance to make the car shed for the Mumbai Metro 4 project.
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