Lata Mangeshkar(1929-2022): 10 Melodious Bollywood Songs from her 80 year long career

Published: Feb 06, 2022, 05:35 PM(IST)

India's legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed on Sunday (February 6) at the age of 92, leaving the entire nation grieving. Popular as 'Queen of Melody' and the 'Nightingale of India', Mangeshkar was one of the most loving singers in the history of the Indian music industry. 

Over her decade long career, Lata Ji has recorded a huge number of songs  career. Remembering the legendary singer today, here we bring you 10 songs that will still melt your heart away. 

Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna

'Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna',  A very joyful song from the movie 'Guide' 1965, delightfully sung with such feelings by Lata Mangeshkar. For this song, she was nominated for the Filmfare.


Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera

'Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera', the love song from Rajesh Khanna superhit movie 'Aradhana' 1969. The duet featuring Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar became an instant hit and till this day brings about a soothing sense of nostalgia of the good old times.


Tere Bina Zindagi Se

Lata Mangeshkar super hit song 'Tere Bina Zindigi se', from movie 'Aandhi' released in February 1975. Showcased on Sanjeev Kumar & Suchitra Sen.  Yet another masterpiece from the duo of Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, this chart topper is still regarded as the one of the best compositions of the yester years.


Hotho Mein Aisi Baat

'Hotho Mein Aisi Baat' is one of the best dance sequences in Indian Cinema. Dev Anand's classic 'Jewel Thief' of 1967. Bhupinder Singh and Lata Mangeshkar duo sang dance number. This track has not only gathered numerous awards but has also become the very identity of the movie itself.


Tujhe Dekha toh yeh jana

Love Anthem for more than a decade 'Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jana Sanam', ' Raj-Simran love story and a beautiful lyrics sung by Kumar Sanu and Lata Mangeshkar. 



Humko Humise Chura Lo

The impact this movie have in the audience and especially its soundtrack is still not over, the track 'Humko Humise Chura Lo' proved to be the winner of the movie and yet again sung by Lata Mangeshkar.


Tere Liye

Veer-Zaara movie with a deep-emotions, intense drama and a heavenly soundtrack, What makes the movie all the more appealing is song, titled 'Tere Liye.' Sung by the legend, Lata Mangeshkar took the lyrics and created a masterpiece that is sure to remain evergreen.


Lag Ja Gale

'Lag Ja Gale' from 1964 flick 'Woh Koun Thi', A sweet and sad romantic song with divine lyrics, beautifully sung by Lata Ji. The song is one of the biggest hits of  Mangeshkar's Carrier. 


Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

An intense family drama, 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham', A star-studded movie with endearing soundtrack, especially the title track sung by Lata Mangeshkar. It tends to be the most emotional song of the decade. 


Mera Saaya Saath Hoga

A haunting melody sung by the melodious vocals of Lata Ji, 'Mera Saaya Saath Hoga'  of the 1966 blockbuster, ‘Mera Saya’ is one of the most popular songs in her portfolio, even till now.  


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