Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar turned 92 on September 28. On the occasion, Latur's singer Swapnali Gaikwad, who idolizes Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, has set a new world record with her unique tribute to her.
To celebrate the 92nd birthday of her idol, the budding singer from Maharashtra's Latur district Swapnali has filmed herself singing 92 songs of the singer's most popular songs, including Lag Jaa Gale, Jaane Kya Baat Hai and Honthon Pe Aisi Baat, among others. She has unconsciously set a record for doing the same within 4 hours. Her name has been recorded in the "High Range Book of World Records". She has worked and practised rigorously to make this happen and has practised for more than three months for this video.
This diligent disciple of Pt. Upendra Bhatt happens to be a student of Pune's MIT Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy. She was always influenced by Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar and has felt closer to the living legend than ever while formally studying Music under the supervision of the nightingale's nephew, Aadinath Mangeshkar.
Swapnali says, "My students have helped me a lot with the song selection and arrangement of the songs for the music video." Hoping to make no mistakes in this musical tribute, she practised until her throat turned raw. But this did not detain her enthusiasm.
After countless rehearsals, sleepless nights and efforts of innumerable people, Swapnali Gaikwad's this musical tribute has gained attention from numerous people. Swapnali's this success shows that nothing is impossible if you have the passion and dedication for it.
"Birthday greetings to respected Lata Didi. Her melodious voice reverberates across the world. She is respected for her humility & passion towards Indian culture. Personally, her blessings are a source of great strength. I pray for Lata Didi's long & healthy life," he wrote.