Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar has paid a tribute to the Father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke on his 148th birth anniversary.
The 87-year-old veteran singer took to Twitter where she remembered Phalke.
Namaskar.Bhartiya Film industry ke janak DadaSaheb Phalke ji ko kaun bhul sakta hai.Aaj unki jayanti hai.Mere unko koti koti pranam. pic.twitter.com/2GIWCMRSvG— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) April 30, 2017
Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke, was an Indian producer, director and screenwriter and has one of the country’s most prestigious awards named after him.
Dadasaheb Phalke ji ko main ye geet arpit karti hun. https://t.co/CsAGexboLu— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) April 30, 2017
He gave India its first full-length feature film Raja Harishchandra in 1913 and went on to make 95 movies and 26 short films in his career spanning 19 years.
Phalke passed away on February 16, 1944 at the age of 73.