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MP Govt To Set Up Music Academy, Museum Dedicated To Lala Mangeshkar’s Songs In Indore

Calling Lata Mangeshkar Madhya Pradesh's daughter, the Chief Minister said though the state was not her 'karma bhumi' (workplace).

Updated: February 7, 2022 3:16 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Sanstuti Nath

MP Govt To Set Up Music Academy, Museum Dedicated To Lala Mangeshkar's Songs In Indore

Indore: In a move to honour the musical legacy of singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, the Madhya Pradesh government on Monday announced the establishment of a music academy and a museum showcasing all her songs, at her birthplace Indore. Mangeshkar (92) died at a hospital in Mumbai on Sunday after a multi-organ failure. She was born in a locality near a gurdwara in Indore on September 28, 1929.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan planted a sapling in memory of the Mangeshkar in Indore. “Due to Lata didi’s passing, crores of Indians feel that they have suffered a personal loss. Her songs infused new enthusiasm and energy into our lives. There is a void in my own life that cannot be filled,” he said while interacting with media persons after the event.

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Chouhan announced the state government will give an annual “Lata Mangeshkar Award” on her birth anniversary of the Bharat Ranta awardee.

Calling Lata Mangeshkar as Madhya Pradesh’s daughter, the Chief Minister said though the MP was not her ‘karma bhumi’ (workplace), her heart throbbed for the state.

The Chief Minister also announced that the state government will install a statue of the legendary singer in Indore. “Her statue would be installed in Indore which will inspire all,” the Chief Minister added.

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Published Date: February 7, 2022 3:13 PM IST

Updated Date: February 7, 2022 3:16 PM IST