Lata Mangeshkar (Didi Ji- A Living Legend)

Lata Mangeshkar (Didi Ji- A Living Legend)

Posted on: April 1,2010

This is the second time I am writing for this living legend. I have sketched her before and posted on my blog, you all read that and commented too. Thanks to everyone!!
I thought of sketching a big portrait of her young age since people have hardly seen her young look and sending it to her. But sending this much big portrait was not that safe. So I decided to send the small portrait, hence sketched the above one. I kept eyeing on courier status update at courier’s site until it was received by Mr. Rajesh(manages Lata Ji’s office work). Next day, I called up on the phone and its been picked up by Mr. Rajesh only. I had a nice talk with him and took a sigh of relief when I got to know that sketch has been given to Didi Ji (Lata Ji is known for this name). Later on, I received feedback from Lata Ji saying that “sketch bahut achchhi bani hai, aise hi banate rahiye” – “sketch is very good, keep sketching”. It was a very nice and strange feeling when I heard these appreciation words from none other than “Sur Kokila Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar Ji”.
I have sketched one more portrait of her and now waiting for the moment when I meet her in person and touch her feet and get her blessings. I recently been to Mumbai and went to Lata Ji’s house but my hard luck I could not meet her. She left to her native place a day before. Anyway next time, there is a time for everything. We should keep doing our work having hope for the best. Lord Krishna also said in Geeta Updesh-

“Karmanye Vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana,
Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani”

Always do your best without expecting the results and you will be happy.
Your comments are most welcome on her sketch!!

Best regards to all my loved ones,
~Atul Ojhal