Legendary Playback Singer Lata Mangeshkar has been nominated for the prestigious 'Gandhi Mandela Award' which will be held later this year. The singer, who recently turned 90, was nominated for the 'tremendous' work done by her in the field of Playback singing.
Announcing the award on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Gandhi Mandela Foundation said that the award honors exemplary work and achievements of the Heads of State and Government and other distinguished persons/organizations around the world.
These awards will be given to personalities who have made significant contribution in the fields of Peace, Social Welfare, Culture, Environment, Education, Healthcare, Sports and Innovation.
The Awardees will be selected by a jury of eminent personalities, including former Chief Justice of Supreme Court & former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of India, Nepal and Bangladesh namely former Chief Justice of India Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice Dipak Misra, former Chief Justice of Nepal Justice Kedar Nath Upadhyay, former Chief Justice of Bangladesh Justice M.D. Tafazzul Islam, International Yoga Guru and Founder of Patanjali Yogpeeth Baba Ramdev along with former Justice of Supreme Court of India Justice Gyan Sudha Misra.
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Lata, who has also been conferred with the Bharat Ratna, has recorded songs in over a thousand Hindi films and has sung songs in over thirty-six regional Indian and foreign languages. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was also bestowed on her in 1989 by the Government of India.