President Kovind meets Lata Mangeshkar at her residence
Mumbai: President Ram Nath Kovind has met Lata Mangeshkar at her residence here. The legendary singer said that she felt deeply honoured and humbled by the President's visit.
Lata Mangeshkar on Sunday took to Twitter, where she shared a candid photograph of herself chatting with the President.
"Namaskar, was deeply honoured and humbled when the President of our country, Shri Ram Nath Kovindji, so gracefully came and met me at my residence. I stand in gratitude. Sir, you make us proud!" she captioned the image.
Namaskar,— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 18, 2019
Was deeply honoured and humbled, when the The President of our country, Shri Ramnath Kovind ji, so gracefully came and met me at my residence. I stand in gratitude. Sir, you make us proud! @rashtrapatibhvn . pic.twitter.com/ht3ZaacYDK
Lata Mangeshkar is one of the best known and most respected playback singers in India. She has recorded songs in over a thousand Hindi films. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was bestowed on her in 1989 by the Government of India.
नमस्कार.आज भारत के राष्ट्रपति आदरणीय श्री रामनाथ कोविंद जी,उनकी पत्नी श्रीमती सविता कोविंद जी और कन्या स्वाति कोविंद जी तथा महाराष्ट्र के राज्यपाल सी विद्यासागर राव जी और उनकी पत्नी विनोदा राव जी और महाराष्ट्र के शिक्षामंत्री श्री विनोद तावडे जी ने हमारे घर आकर हमें कृत-कृत किया. pic.twitter.com/vso6Xc17qj— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 18, 2019
In 2001, in recognition of her contributions to the nation, she was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.