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PM Modi conferred with first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award

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New Delhi, Apr 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar award named after the legendary singer, and dedicated it to all Indians.

Narendra Modi

"Lata Didi was like my elder sister," Modi said, accepting the award, instituted in the memory of the iconic singer, who died at 92 on February 6 this year.

Modi, who was earlier in the day in Jammu and Kashmir, reached the venue, Shanmukhananda Hall in Mumbai, around 5 pm.

He said he dedicates this award to all citizens of the country.

Modi said music gives all a feeling of motherhood and love. "We all are fortunate that we have seen this power of music in Lata didi," he added.

This award, which has been instituted in memory of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, will be given every year exclusively to one individual for exemplary contribution towards nation building.

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