| Updated at: 1022 PST, Tuesday, September 28, 2010|
MUMBAI: 'Teri Awaz hi Teri Pehchan Hai…' yes! You guess it right we are indeed talking about the evergreen Lata Mangeshkar.
The Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar turned 81 on Tuesday. The renowned playback singer grows younger with her voice even as she gets older.
Popularly known as 'Lata di', she started her singing career in 1942. Till now she lent her voice to over one thousand Bollywood movies.
Lata di sung songs in over thirty-six regional Indian languages and foreign languages. He exceptional voice quality and singing caliber took her to 'Gunnies Books Of World Record' for maximum recording in the world during 1974-1991.
She bagged several awards during her singing career, which includes Padma Bhushan (1969), Padma Vibhushan (1999), Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1989), Maharashtra Bhushan Award (1997), NTR National Award (1999), Bharat Ratna (2001) and three National Film Awards.