Sanjay Leela Bhansali reacts on featuring Lata Mangeshkar as best singer in Rolling Stone!

4th Jan, 2023

Legendary late singer Lata Mangeshkar has been featured at the 84th spot in the well-known American Magazine Rolling Stone's 200 Best Singers of All Time. The list also includes the late Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan along with famous South Korean singer-songwriter Lee Ji-eun, better known by her stage name IU and BTS’ Jungkook.

Rolling Stones, in honour of late Lata Mangeshkar writes, “The crystalline, eternally girlish voice of ‘the Melody Queen; is a cornerstone of Indian pop music, with a global influence spread via Bollywood films, whose golden era she defined. Lata was the empress of playback singers, the vocal magicians who perform songs for actors to lip-sync in lavish movie musicals, recording over 7,000 such songs, by some estimates,”.

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was the only Indian singer in the list. Responding to this big achievement for Indians, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali disclosed, “It is good to know that she has been ranked among the 200 best. But Lataji is not only among the 200 best, she is THE best singer civilization has ever produced.”