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Lata Mangeshkar turns 90 on Saturday

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Fondly known as Didi and the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar rules a million hearts and her birthday is one occasion that expectedly brings on a variety of celebratory well-wishes from family, friends and fans alike.

Fondly known as Didi and the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar rules a million hearts and her birthday is one occasion that expectedly brings on a variety of celebratory well-wishes from family, friends and fans alike. Born on September 28, 1929, Lata Mangeshkar is one of the best-known playback singers in the country.

As the legendary singer and Bharat Ratna awardee Lata Mangeshkar turns 90 today, wishes poured in on Twitter from celebrities like veteran actor Dharmendra, actor-turned-politician Hema Malini, singer Shreya Ghoshal, Rishi Kapoor, musician AR Rahman and from leaders like the President of India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray and BJP's Vasundhara Raje.

Lata Mangeshkar has been awarded with Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan and many more. In 1989, she received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Lata Mangeshkar has recorded songs in over a thousand Hindi films and has sung songs in over thirty-six regional Indian languages. France conferred on her its highest civilian award (Officer of the Legion of Honour) in 2007.

The National Film Archive of India shared some glimpses of evergreen songs on Twitter sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

President Ram Nath Kovind greeted the singer by sharing a photo on the social media website of them together with the message: "Greetings and good wishes to Lata Mangeshkarji on her 90th birthday. May she be blessed with good health, happiness and joy."

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik also took to Twitter to share a beautiful work of art made by him at Puri beach in Odisha.