Mumbai : Mothi Tichi Savli, a book on Lata Mangeshkar, penned by her sister Meena Mangeshkar-Khadikar was announced at a press conference at the Mangeshkar residence in Prabhu Kunj, Peddar Road. The book, based on the life of Lata Mangeshkar, will bring to the readers, interesting anecdotes from her life.
Organized by Hridayesh Arts, family members and other dignitaries including Lata Mangeshkar’s brother and veteran music director Hridaynath Mangeshkar and his son Adinath Mangeshkar, singer Usha Mangeshkar, playback singer Meena Mangeshkar-Khadikar, President of Hridayesh Arts – Avinash Prabhavalkar and the Publisher Appa Parchure graced the press conference. The memoir will be published by Parchure Prakashan Mandir.
Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, also known as The Nightingale of India, is the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for her outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. Not only the highest civilian award of India, she has also received the highest French decoration, The Legion of Honour.
The official unveiling of the book will take place on, at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi at an auspicious ceremony in the hands of the Sumitra Mahajan, President – Lok Sabha; in presence of Vinod Tawde, the Hon. Minister of Cultural Affairs & Minister of Higher & Technical Education; Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare; Vidya Vachispati, Chief Speaker; Dr. Shankar Abhyankar, Appa Parchure and Pravin Joshi among many others. Following the book release, there will be a musical programme, helmed by Avinash Prabhavalkar titled Anand Ghan, rendering the Nightingale of India’s songs and musical compositions, set to vocals by Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar with Usha Mangeshkar, Vibhavari Apte, Madhura Datar, Sonali Karnik and Prajakta Satardekar. The event is a Hridayesh Arts initiative.