Lata Mangeshkar wishes Naren­dra Modi on Rak­sha Band­han, PM says her mes­sage is an ‘in­spi­ra­tion’

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On the fes­ti­val of Rak­sha Band­han, Lata Mangeshkar shared a spe­cial au­dio mes­sage with Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi, who said the wishes from the leg­endary singer are a source of in­spi­ra­tion to him. Ms Mangeshkar is an In­dian play­back singer and mu­sic direc­tor. She is one of the best-known and most re­spected play­back singers in In­dia.

Prais­ing Mr Modi’s ef­forts as the Prime Min­is­ter, Ms Mangeshkar, 90, posted the au­dio note ac­com­pa­nied by a video mon­tage of her pic­tures with the PM on Twit­ter.

The singer said she couldn’t send

rakhi to him be­cause of the coro­n­avirus pandemic.

“I couldn’t send rakhi to­day, the rea­son for which the en­tire world

is aware of. Naren­dra bhai, you have worked so hard for the na­tion, spo­ken so well for it, that the cit­i­zens will never be able to for­get,” she said.

Ms Mangeshkar said on Rak­sha Band­han, she would want the Prime Min­is­ter to promise that he would con­tinue to take the coun­try for­ward.

“To­day, mil­lions of women in In­dia won’t be able to tie you a rakhi. But you can un­der­stand. If pos­si­ble, then on this day of rakhi, promise us to take In­dia ahead. Na­maskar,” she added. In his re­sponse to Mangeshkar’s mes­sage, the PM said the singer’s mes­sage has filled him with en­ergy.

“Lata didi, on this aus­pi­cious oc­ca­sion of Rak­sha Band­han, this

emo­tional mes­sage from you has filled me with im­mense in­spi­ra­tion and en­ergy. With the bless­ings of mil­lions of moth­ers and sis­ters our coun­try will reach greater heights and achieve suc­cess,” Mr Modi replied on the mi­croblog­ging site.

The PM also wished good health and long life for Ms Mangeshkar. The mu­sic vet­eran has of­ten show­ered praise on Modi and hailed his work as the Prime Min­is­ter of the coun­try.

Last year, dur­ing his monthly ra­dio ad­dress Mann Ki Baat, Mr Modi had de­scribed Mangeshkar as an elder sis­ter and said the singer’s hu­mil­ity con­tin­ues to be an in­spi­ra­tion. In­dian Ex­press

Lata Mangeshkar shared an au­dio note for In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi.

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