Lata Mangeshkar birth anniversary: Ayodhya to have 'Lata Mangeshkar chowk'; PM Narendra Modi expresses happiness

written by Rajan Nath | September 28, 2022 09:44am

Lata Mangeshkar chowk in Ayodhya news: On the 93rd birth anniversary of the late legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the nation in paying tribute to her.

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra expressed happiness over the news of a chowk in Ayodhya being named after Lata Mangeshkar on Wednesday.

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Lata Mangeshkar birth anniversary: Ayodhya to have 'Lata Mangeshkar chowk'; PM Narendra Modi expresses happiness Image Source : Google

"Remembering Lata Didi on her birth anniversary. There is so much that I recall...the innumerable interactions in which she would shower so much affection. I am glad that today, a Chowk in Ayodhya will be named after her. It is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest Indian icons," PM Modi tweeted.

The decision was taken by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to name the chowk in Ayodhya after the Bharat Ratna honoree.

Lata Mangeshkar birth anniversary: Ayodhya to have 'Lata Mangeshkar chowk'; PM Narendra Modi expresses happiness Image Source: Twitter

The announcement was made days after Lata Mangeshkar died on February 6 due to multiple organ failure.

As per the initiative, a 40-feet-long and 12-meter-high veena sculpture weighing 14 tonnes has been installed at the chowk in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

Lata Mangeshkar birth anniversary: Ayodhya to have 'Lata Mangeshkar chowk'; PM Narendra Modi expresses happiness Image Source: Twitter

The sculpture has been made by Padma Shri awardee Ram Sutar. Born on September 28, 1929, Lata Mangeshkar started her career in 1942. In a career spanning over 7 decades, she recorded songs for over 1000 Hindi films. She was prominently known as the 'Queen of Melody' and 'India's Nightingale'.

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