Lata Mangeshkar retires from singing

By - April 11, 2013 - 08:47 AM IST

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Here is a bad news for all music lovers! Legendary playback singer, Lata Mangeshkar announced her retirement from singing. Lata made this announcement at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards presentation function. "There are many changes in music in recent times. Though they may be good, I am not enjoying singing off late.. It is better to stay away from song" said Lata delivering the bad news.

She is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India.Mangeshkar's career started in 1942 and has spanned over seven decades. She has recorded songs for over a thousand Hindi films and has sung songs in over thirty-six regional Indian languages and foreign languages, though primarily in Hindi. She is the second vocalist to have ever been awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.