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Lata Mangeshkar

1929 - 2022

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Lata Mangeshkar ([ləˈt̪aː məŋˈɡeːʃkər] (listen); born Hema Mangeshkar; 28 September 1929 – 6 February 2022) was an Indian playback singer and occasional music composer. She is widely considered to have been one of the greatest and most influential singers in India. Her contribution to the Indian music industry in a career spanning eight decades gained her honorific titles such as the "Queen of Melody", "Nightingale of India", and "Voice of the Millennium".Lata recorded songs in over thirty-six Indian languages and a few foreign languages, though primarily in Marathi, Hindi, and Bengali. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lata Mangeshkar has received more than 15,611,855 page views. Her biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Lata Mangeshkar is the 108th most popular singer (up from 224th in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from India (up from 124th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Singer.

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Among singers, Lata Mangeshkar ranks 108 out of 3,528Before her are Nina Hagen, Jenny Lind, Nancy Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Teresa Teng, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. After her are Françoise Hardy, Roy Orbison, Renata Tebaldi, Dolly Parton, Domenico Modugno, and Marvin Gaye.

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Among people born in 1929, Lata Mangeshkar ranks 41Before her are Francis Gary Powers, Petr Shelokhonov, Rudolf Mössbauer, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Murray Gell-Mann, and Bernard Haitink. After her are John Cassavetes, Ursula K. Le Guin, James Last, Mike Hawthorn, Jean Simmons, and Eric Kandel. Among people deceased in 2022, Lata Mangeshkar ranks 30Before her are Meat Loaf, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Ben Roy Mottelson, Olivia Newton-John, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, and Thierry Mugler. After her are Ricardo Bofill, Bill Russell, Peter Bogdanovich, Hardy Krüger, Kakuichi Mimura, and Viktor Saneyev.

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In India

Among people born in India, Lata Mangeshkar ranks 79 out of 1,493Before her are Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), Rajendra Prasad (1884), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Mahavatar Babaji (1900), Mumtaz Mahal (1593), and Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775). After her are Ajatashatru (-500), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Sher Shah Suri (1486), Vātsyāyana (300), and Cliff Richard (1940).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Lata Mangeshkar ranks 1After her are Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), Asha Bhosle (1933), Mohammed Rafi (1924), Kishore Kumar (1929), M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916), Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Kumar Sanu (1957), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946), Gangubai Hangal (1913), Peter Sarstedt (1941), and Ali Akbar Khan (1922).

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