In an interview last year, Lata Mangeshkar opined, "I doubt my legacy will mean as much to future generations as they do to people like you." This generation, it seems, has proved her wrong. Mangeshkar, who left us bereaved last year, shared in the interview that in this time of instant gratification, nobody lives in the past. But Lata Mangeshkar is not defined by decades or generations. She is defined by people who hear her or heard her. What's pleasantly surprising is that people from this generation resonated more with her words from an old interview than her songs. Lata Mangeshkar: 15 Interesting Facts About India's Queen of Melody to Know on Her 91st Birthday.

A few snippets from an interview Lata Mangeshkar gave to Pritish Nandy are going viral on social media. These have the legendary singer speaking a few hard truths about life which the present generation is resonating with. Lata Mangeshkar Birthday: Lag Jaa Gale and Other Songs by the Queen of Melody That Continue to Mesmerise Us!.

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It's amazing how Lata Mangeshkar's experiences found so many takers in today's generation. They may not vibe with her songs the way we do but they definitely get where she comes from. Now that's the magic of melody, that's the magic of being simple and humble, just like Lata Mangeshkar.

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