A heartfelt tribute concert was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, honoring the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. This special event commemorated her iconic performance 49 years ago when she participated in the BBC’s annual summer season of orchestral music, also known as the Proms, with Western Classical Music renditions.
Heartfelt Tribute Concert at Royal Albert Hall Honors Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar
The Prom 18 Friday night concert paid tribute to several award-winning late playback singers, including the celebrated Lata Mangeshkar. In March 1974, Lata Mangeshkar had mesmerized the audience in the same hall with her timeless song ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon’. The event brought back cherished memories as the iconic songs ‘Aayega Aane Wala’ and ‘Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna’ were also beautifully performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Palak Muchhal, in an emotionally moving performance, expressed her gratitude, saying, “It is a very special occasion for me to pay tribute to a singer who received immense love from all over the world.” Palak opened the show with Lata Mangeshkar’s 1978 hit song ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ and went on to sing songs from classic films like ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, ‘Kabhi Kabhi’, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Mohabbatein’, and ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ from the 90s.
Lata Mangeshkar’s Memorable Proms Concert 49 Years Ago
The BBC Proms released a statement, acknowledging that the concert offered a glimpse into Lata Mangeshkar’s illustrious career spanning many decades, with contributions to numerous films and over 50,000 songs. Renowned for her melodious voice and ability to convey emotions in 36 different languages, she rightfully earned the title of “Nightingale of India.” The special tribute concert served as a touching celebration of her remarkable legacy and continues to resonate with fans around the world.