Lata Mangeshkar is called as Didi and the Nightingale of India

She was born as Hema, changed her name to Lata after a famous character Latika from her father's play Bhaaw Bandhan

Lata Mangeshkar started singing at the age of five

She acted in over eight films

It is said that India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru cried when she sang Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon, Zara Aankh Me Bhar Lo Pani

Lata became the first Indian to have performed in the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1974

She believes that her voice suits best for Saira Banu