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Lata Mangeshkar died on Sunday, 6th February at the age of 92. The legend of the music industry started her career in the 1940s and since then, has sung over 25,000 songs in several languages all of which were loved dearly. People of the sub-continent, old and young, have grown up listening to her songs. On her death, let us revisit the songs that define her legacy and keep her immortal.

1. Tujhe Dekha Toh Ye Jana Sanam

This song from DDLJ was also sung by Mangeshkar. Every Bollywood-obsessed kid knows the lyrics to this song but doesn’t forget to pay attention to the strong vocals backing up Kajol. Lata Mangeshkar’s songs were also always in most hit movies.

2. Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna

This song was also a BOP for those who loved Mangeshkar’s voice. The song was way ahead of its time with the catchy lyrics and the alluring tempo. Songs like these get a  new life now when we remember the legend.

3. Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha

You can’t call yourself a romantic if you haven’t cried to this song at least once. Alternatively, imagine yourself as the 90s heroine with the exaggerated winged liner thinking of their beau. Lata Mangeshkar knew how to capture every song’s feeling immaculately. 

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4. Jiya Jale

This was one of her latest ones starring Shahrukh and Preity Zinta. The song was also a hit when it came out and it still is. It captures your attention every time it plays and transports you to the movie— Dil Se. Again, a hit movie and Lata Mangeshkar’s vocals, what more can one ask for?

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5. Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Ye

Be it the burger kids of today or the boomers who hate today’s new songs, this song is on the lips of all till today. Do yourself a favour and listen to “100 Years of Bollywood”— this song even comes in that! It’s one of the classics.

6. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum

Did you think we’d forget this? K3G is another Bollywood cult favorite that was powered by Mangeshkar’s vocals. Now that we think about it, how insanely fitting was Lata Jee’s voice in the film? The world will never forget her talent. May she rest in power!

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