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Remembering a maestro

Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar remembers being treated like a daughter by late singing legend Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, who used to call her Bharat Ratna.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2011 12:57 AM IST

Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar remembers being treated like a daughter by late singing legend Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, who used to call her Bharat Ratna after she won the countrys’ highest civilian honour in 2001.



“After I got the award he never called me Lata. He addressed me as Bharat Ratna. When I’d visit, he would announce my arrival with

Aa

Bharat Ratna

aale

. Prepare something good for her to eat,” the singer said.



Joshi, who passed away on Monday, was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2008.

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