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Lata to be conferred top French honour

Lata Mangeshkar has been chosen for the French government's highest civilian honour - Knight of Legion Award.

india Updated: Nov 18, 2006 15:49 IST

Bollywood's singing legend Lata Mangeshkar has been chosen for the Knight of Legion Award - the French government's highest civilian honour.

Lata, who has sung over 50,000 songs in her more than five-decade-long career in films, is being honoured for her contribution to the world of cinema.

French Ambassador to India Dominique Gerard will present the award to her next month in Mumbai.

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan's name was announced for this honour in October 2006. Veteran Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray is also a recipient of this prestigious award.