It was back in 1941 when music legend Lata Mangeshkar sang on the radio for the first time. And 79 years later, the singer has shared with her fans the memories of that time. She wrote a tweet and revealed how her father reacted when she sang on the radio. Lata Ji wrote, “Aaj se 79 saal pehle 16 December 1941 ko maine Radio par pehli baar gaaya. Maine 2 Natyageet gaaye the. Jab mere Pitaji ne woh sune tab wo bahut khush hue, unhone meri maa se kaha ki Lata ko aaj radio pe sunke mujhe bahut khushi hui, ab mujhe kisi baat ki chinta nahi.”
Lata Mangeshkar’s father died in 1942 and she, being the oldest of five siblings took over the financial responsibility of her family and became a professional singer. She got her first major break in Bollywood with the song Dil Mera Toda from the 1948 film Majboor. However, she rose to popularity for singing the track Aayega Aanewaala from the movie Mahal (1949).