Lata Mangeshkar, whose immortal voice held sway over generations, traced her roots to the Mangeshi village in the coastal state of Goa. Lord Mangesh, whose idol is situated at the famous temple of Mangeshi in Goa, was her family deity and that's how the traditional Brahmin family came to be associated with the title of 'Mangeshkar'.  RIP Lata Mangeshkar: Boney Kapoor Shares Throwback Picture of the Veteran Singer With Sridevi.

Lata Mangeshkar's father, musician and stage artist Deenanath Mangeshkar was the son of Ganeshbhat Bhikaji Abhisheki and Yesubai Rane from Mangeshi. Deenanath Mangeshkar's original name was Deenanath Abhisheki, writes Yatindra Mishra in "Lata: Sur Gatha", published by Vani Prakashan. Lata Mangeshkar's Funeral Procession Begins From Her Prabhukunj Residence Towards Shivaji Park.

According to Mishra, Deenanath wanted to rechristen the family name to 'Mangeshkar' to have a connection with the village and deity. Eventually, the title was made famous world over by his eldest child Lata with her unmatchable talent.

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