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PIX: Narendra Modi felicitates Lata Mangeshkar

Last updated on: January 28, 2014 11:04 IST

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Gujarat CM and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi felicitated Lata Mangeshkar in Mumbai. Take a look.

It was 51 years ago on January 27, when legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's impassioned rendition of Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon famously moved then Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru to tears.

Commemorating the historical day, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi felicitated the singing doyen at Shreshta Bharat Diwas, held at Mahalaxmi Racecourse, South Mumbai.

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With inputs from PTI


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The veteran singer, who sang a few lines from the famous song, said, "Initially, I did not know Ae mere watan ke logon will become so popular."

The song, composed by C Ramachandra, was written by Kavi Pradeep in honour of Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the 1962 war with China.


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"I have done over 100 shows abroad and every time I have sung this song. People always request me to sing Ae mere watan ke logon," Lataji added.

She thanked Modi for honouring her on the occasion.


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