New Delhi: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and her brother noted music composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar will be honoured with the K.L. Saigal Award on November 17.
According to Anita Srivastava, from Savitri Vikas Samiti, Lata will receive the award from music legend M.Z. Khayyam, known for his memorable music in films like ‘Umrao Jaan’ and ‘Kabhi Kabhie’ at a ceremony to be held at Siri Fort Auditorium.
Veteran actor Jeetendra, Prem Chopra and Sanjay Kapoor, composer Ravindra Jain, singers Penaz Masani, Jagjit Kaur, Sonu Nigam and Aakriti Kakkar, and late filmmaker Surendra Kapoor are among others who will be awarded in this event.
“I am glad to be able to organise this program; it is a magical evening with legends like Lataji. K L Saigal awards are given in memory of Saigal sahib and he will be remembered always,” said Prem Bhatia, member of organising committee.
As reported, Lata is a big fan of Saigal and even dreamt of marrying him in her childhood, but regrets never meeting her idol.