Singer Lata Mangeshkar was on 20th March 2015 presented the ‘Laadli Voice of the Century’ award here during the sixth edition of the national Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity.
Point to remember:
- Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was the chief guest at the awards ceremony.
- The award, which was handed over by Mr. Fadnavis, was accepted by Mr. Bhimani on her behalf.
- Legendary radio announcer Ameen Sayani, who was present, called Ms. Mangeshkar the “goddess of Indian light music.
- A special CD consisting of 30 songs sung by Ms. Mangeshkar was released on this occasion.
Mr. Bhimani, who received the award on her behalf, read out a couple of lines he composed for her. “You have transformed our moments of sorrow into sweet melancholy, and our happiness into ecstasy. Thank you for being Lata Mangeshkar,” he said. Mr. Bhimani has compered Ms Mangeshkar’s music shows for 20 years.