India's nightingale turns 91; PM Modi, Shankar Mahadevan wish 'Queen of Melody' Lata Mangeshkar on her birthday

Mangeshkar has recorded over a thousand songs in over 36 Indian languages.

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The voice behind soulful numbers like 'Lag Jaa Gale' and 'Aajkal Paaon Zameen Par', Mangeshkar is one of the most revered singers the country has produced.
Legendary singer, often called the 'golden voice of India', Lata Mangeshkar, is celebrating her 91st birthday today. In a career spanning over seven decades, Mangeshkar lent her voice to countless films, recorded over a thousand songs in over 36 Indian languages. The voice behind soulful numbers like 'Lag Jaa Gale' and 'Aajkal Paaon Zameen Par', Mangeshkar is one of the most revered singers the country has produced.

As she turned 91, several politicians, B-Town stars and other artists from the world of music sent their best wishes on her special day, praying for her health and long life.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling Mangeshkar a household name in the nation, said that he considers himself fortunate to receive her affection and blessings.



Home Minister Amit Shah, addressed Mangeshkar as 'didi' and prayed for her health and long life.

Calling her 'Queen of Melody', Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, wished Mangeshkar on her birthday. "May she continue to enthral legions of her fans across the world for many more years to come," he wrote.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extended her wishes, writing, "Wishing you a very happy birthday, @mangeshkarlata ji. I pray for your long and healthy life (sic)."
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Singer Shankar Mahadevan, shared a photograph with the veteran singer and asked her to keep blessing the musicians as they strive for excellence.

Actress Kangana Ranaut, called Mangeshkar a 'Karma Yogi' and sent her best wishes.

Bhajan samrat Anup Jalota, too, sent Mangeshkar best wishes on her special day.

Renowned sand artist Sudarhsan Pattnaik wished the legendary singer with an art installation.
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SRK, Saifeena, Lata Play Good Samaritans, Donate For Covid-19 Relief
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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world down to its knees. Not only developing countries like India, even the developed nations like the US are struggling to keep up with the speed at which the deadly disease is spreading. Moreover, there’s a clear shortage of basic medical equipment like masks, sanitisers and hazmat suits that the doctors fighting the pandemic on the front lines require.

Given the trying times we are in, several renowned personalities from the Indian film industry have come forward to help those in need. The donations, both monetary and otherwise, seek to bring the much-needed relief to those struggling to copy with the crisis.

Here’s a comprehensive list of actors and famous personalities from India and the US, who are playing good samaritans and helping their countrymen fight the pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world down to its knees. Not only developing countries like India, even the developed nations like the US are struggling to keep up with the speed at which the d..
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Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, on April 2, announced that they will be donating money to the PM-CARES Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund to help combat the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Kareena posted a statement on Instagram, saying that she, along with Saif and their son Taimur, have extended support to the two relief funds.

"We extend our support to the PM-CARES and Chief Minister's Fund (Maharashtra). In times like these, every helping hand and every rupee raised, matters. Do help wherever possible," the statement read.

(With inputs from PTI)

Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, on April 2, announced that they will be donating money to the PM-CARES Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund to help combat the cor..
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Hollywood star Sandra Bullock donated to 6,000 N95 masks for healthcare professionals battling the coronavirus pandemic on April 10.

The 55-year-old actor's boyfriend Bryan Randall shared a photo in which Bullock is standing behind a worker of Adventist White Memorial and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles on Thursday.

"Kids wanted to give masks. 6,000 of them went to the warriors on the front lines in downtown LA," Randall wrote in the caption.

(With inputs from PTI)

Hollywood star Sandra Bullock donated to 6,000 N95 masks for healthcare professionals battling the coronavirus pandemic on April 10.The 55-year-old actor's boyfriend Bryan Randall shared a photo in w..
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Shah Rukh Khan is the latest celebrity to come forward to donate and do his bit in the fight against coronavirus.

The actor's various companies - Kolkata Knight Riders, Red Chillies Entertainment, Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX - have pledged to provide support in these testing times. SRK along with wife Gauri and business partners Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta will be contributing to the PM-CARES Fund through their IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Shah Rukh and Gauri will also make a donation to the Maharashtra CM's Relief Fund through their film banner Red Chillies Entertainment.

Additionally, KKR and Khan's NGO, Meer Foundation, will supply 50,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Maharashtra and West Bengal governments for healthcare professionals.

Meer Foundation has also tied up with Ek Saath - The Earth organization to provide food to over 5500 families for a month in Mumbai. The 'Swades' star added that a kitchen will be set up to send out 2000 freshly cooked meals everyday to help households and hospitals.

Meer Foundation will also provide 3 lakh meal kits to 10,000 to underprivileged people and daily wage labourers daily in Mumbai, in association with the Roti Foundation.

In addition to this, SRK's Foundation will also work with Working People's Charter to provide essentials to over 2500 daily wage workers in Delhi for a month.

The Badshah of Bollywood also added that the Meer Foundation will provide support to 100 acid attack victims in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Uttarakhand.

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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh also pledged their support towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's PM-CARES Fund to help combat the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The 'Padmaavat' actors took to their social media handles to announce that they will contribute to the relief fund, and also urged fans to do their bit.

“In times like these, every bit counts. We humbly pledge to contribute to the PM-CARES FUND, and hope that you will too. We're all in this together, and we shall overcome. Jai Hind,” the star couple said in a statement.
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh also pledged their support towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's PM-CARES Fund to help combat the coronavirus pandemic in the country.The 'Padmaavat' actors took t..
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Whether in cash or kind, more and more personalities from the Indian entertainment industry are coming forward to offer support during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Mangeshkar announced on Twitter that she was donating Rs 25 lakh to the Chief Minister's Assistance Fund as part of her "duty to help your government during this difficult time".

"I have a humble request to all that we should help the government as much as possible in the fight against the government," the veteran singer wrote.

Whether in cash or kind, more and more personalities from the Indian entertainment industry are coming forward to offer support during the Covid-19 outbreak.Mangeshkar announced on Twitter that she w..
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Sara Ali Khan also pledged an undisclosed amount towards the relief work in order to combat COVID-19 spread in the country.

"I pledge to donate to the PM CARES Fund and the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra)... Every contribution counts, and solidarity is our only hope against this pandemic," the "Love Aaj Kal" actor wrote on Instagram.

Sara Ali Khan also pledged an undisclosed amount towards the relief work in order to combat COVID-19 spread in the country."I pledge to donate to the PM CARES Fund and the Chief Minister's Relief Fun..
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Priyanka, along with popstar-husband Nick Jonas, donated an undisclosed amount to 10 charities including Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES), UNICEF, Goonj, Doctors Without Borders, No Kid Hungry, and SAG-AFTRA.

Taking to Twitter, the "Quantico" star said these organisations are doing "amazing work" by helping those impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak.

"They are feeding the hungry, supporting doctors and first responders, helping low income and homeless communities, and supporting our colleagues in the entertainment industry," she tweeted.

Nick said the idea behind highlighting these organisations was to create awareness.

"We are continuing to pray for everyone affected by #Covid19 and hope that everyone is doing their part to help flatten the curve!" the Jonas Brothers member said.

(With inputs from PTI)

Priyanka, along with popstar-husband Nick Jonas, donated an undisclosed amount to 10 charities including Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES), UNICEF..
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Vicky Kaushal said he was contributing Rs 1 crore to PM-CARES and Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

"While I'm blessed enough to be seated with my loved ones in the comforts of my home, there are many who are not as fortunate...

"We are in this together and we'll win this together. Let us all do our bit for a healthier and stronger future," the "Uri: The Surgical Strike" star said.

Vicky Kaushal said he was contributing Rs 1 crore to PM-CARES and Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund."While I'm blessed enough to be seated with my loved ones in the comforts of my home, there ..
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Alia Bhatt also pledged her contribution to the PM-CARES Fund and the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra).

"At a time of great difficulty, while the nation is in lockdown, the central and state governments are working tirelessly to combat Covid-19. I salute the efforts of all those on the frontlines who are putting themselves at risk so the rest of us stay safe," she wrote in a statement on Twitter.

(With inputs from PTI)

Alia Bhatt also pledged her contribution to the PM-CARES Fund and the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra)."At a time of great difficulty, while the nation is in lockdown, the central and state..
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