Birthday special in pictures: Music runs in these families

Birthday special in pictures: Music runs in these families

Lata Mangeshkar-Asha Bhosle: Lata Mangeshkar is often referred to as the 'Nightingale of India'. Lata sang for around seven decades in Hindi cinema, apart from giving her voice to regional movies as well. She played a role in immortalising 'Mughal-e-Azam' (1960) by giving her voice to 'Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya'. RD Burman once referred to Asha as the Gary Sobers of singing while terming Lata as Don Bradman. Asha Bhosle's career spanned six decades, and she has given her voice to practically every leading lady of each era. Asha's award-winning songs comprise 'Parde Mein Rehne Do' from 'Shikar' (1968), 'Piya Tu Ab To Aaja' from 'Caravan' (1971), 'Dum Maro Dum' from 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' (1972), 'Yeh Mera Dil' from 'Don' (1978), 'Dil Cheez Kya Hai' from 'Umrao Jaan' (1981) and 'Mera Kuch Samaan' from 'Ijaazat' (1987). Their younger sister, Usha Mangeshkar, too, has recorded Hindi, Marathi, Nepali and Gujarati songs. She came to spotlight after singing devotional songs in 'Jai Santoshi Maa' (1975). And did you know the Burman family and the Mangeshkar family have a connection? Asha Bhosle was the second wife of RD Burman.

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Be it the legacy of the Burmans or the Kumars, many members from the same family have been part of the Hindi music industry over the years. On Lata Mangeshkar's 88th birthday, here's a look at families bound by musical ties...

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