West Bengal to confer Bangabibhushan award to Lata Mangeshkar

Posted on:19 Sep 2016 11:27:35

West Bengal to confer Bangabibhushan award to Lata Mangeshkar
19 September 2016 Current Affairs GK: West Bengal government will confer this year’s ‘Bangabibhushan’ to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. 

Lata Mangeshkar has sung innumerable memorable Bengali songs. To honour her contribution, we have decided to confer her with the Bangabibhushan award this year. 

The chief minister along with Sanjiv Goenka, chairman of the music and media company Saregama, formerly HMV, with whom Mangeshkar had recorded several hit songs, would visit the singer at her Mumbai residence to confer the award.

The Trinamool Congress government had started conferring Bangabibhushan to eminent personalities for their contribution to various fields since 2011. Danseuse Amala Shankar was the first person to receive of the award.

 

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