Swara Nightingale & Bharat Ratna Awardee Lata Mangeshkar was overwhelmed by Baiju Mangeshkar and Jatin Sharma’s 93rd birthday gift!
The undisputed Melody Queen of India, Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar herself was a big fan of late K.L.Saigal, the superstar singer/actor of the 30’s and 40’s who inspired and paved the way for many singers later including herself.
All through her childhood, she harboured this great dream and wish to meet him and sing a duet with him. Alas, that was not meant to happen because just a few months before she made a mark on the music scenario, K.L.Saigal, unfortunately, passed away. But this unfulfilled desire lingered on in spite of her meteoric rise and glorious career.
Baiju Mangeshkar (singer/composer and her nephew) expressed this idea to his friend and music associate Jatin Sharma, a composer and very successful music arranger to create a duet using their voices with the help of modern technology. Jatin Sharma rose to this challenge instantly.
On her 93rd birthday, a never before duet of pairing the incredible voices of K.L.Saigal and Lata Mangeshkar for the world to hear this magical partnership! ‘Main Kya Janu Kya Jadu Hai!
When Lata Di was shown this song with raga in the middle of the night, she was very happy, her eyes filled with tears, Lata ji called it the best gift of her life.
Lata ji said that “Singing with Sehgal Sahab is like fulfilling his unfulfilled dream. Thanks for the modern technology! This gift is really priceless.” this song There is a humble gift from Baiju and Jatin which is fulfilling their wish. The copyright of these songs are with Saregama and Inreco.
Here is the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y1iARgZQ4U&t=0s