Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Yogi Adityanath celebrated Lata Mangeshkar Chowk’s 93rd birth anniversary in Ayodhya on Wednesday. He payed tribute to the legendary vocalist and said this, “Sanatan Dharma means paying tributes to those who devoted their life to India’s music and culture. She has sung maximum bhajans in praise of Lord Ram. Her patriotic songs were also unparalleled and are memorable.”
Along with this, a road was also inaugurated in presence of the late singer’s family members as well as union tourism minister G Kishan Reddy.
According to officials, the intersection of the Saryu River basin was developed at a cost of nearly 8 million rupees. A 40-foot-long, 12-meter-high, and 14-ton bena is installed at the intersection, attracting tourists and music lovers alike, and is the first place in the country to have a gigantic musical instrument installed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a video message paying tribute to ‘the revered and affectionate idol of all Indians’ and ‘Rataj was (a) the seeker of Ma Saraswati and (and) the world with her divine voice. Lataji did sadhana… we all got the boon.”
Today, PM Modi tweeted: “Remembering Lata didi on her birth anniversary. There is so much that I recall…the innumerable interactions in which she would shower so much affection. I am glad that today, a Chowk in Ayodhya will be named after her. It is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest Indian icons.”