Grammy Memoriam list skips Lata Mangeshkar’s name, fans express anger
Mangeshkar was also left out of last week's Oscars 2022 'In Memoriam' segment. Several fans of the renowned singer expressed their dismay on Twitter
Las Vegas: Just a few days ago, Oscar failed to remember the late Lata Mangeshkar, now Grammy Award ceremony did not remember the Indian nightingale. Though the Grammy ceremony paid respect to Taylor Hawkins. The Indian fans have expressed their disappointment as Lata’s name was missing from the honourable section of the award ceremony.
Mangeshkar was also left out of last week's Oscars 2022 'In Memoriam' segment. Several fans of the renowned singer expressed their dismay on Twitter on Monday.
A social Twitter user named Mani wrote, “Wow @RecordingAcad. What a way to Go. Forgetting #LataMangeshkar the #LegendaryNightingaleOfIndia. Neither the #Oscars nor the #Grammys had an image of #LataMangeshkar in their ‘In Memoriam’ section! Shame!!”
Vinit Dixit wrote “Shame on Oscar & Grammy Award’s org. !! They haven’t even pay tribute to late Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji..! #shame #Grammy #Awards #LataMangeshkar #Oscar,” another tweeted.
Another Twitter said on the Recording Academy’s theme of diversity and inclusion.
“Both the Oscars and Grammy awards claim to promote diversity but surprisingly none of them bothered to showcase Lata Mangeshkar in their section to remember artists who are no longer with us. #GRAMMYs #Oscars #LataMangeshkar,” she wrote.
While Mangeshkar's name was not mentioned in the 'In Memoriam' portion, it is included in a complete list on the Grammys website.
Legendary playback singer Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, aged 92, passed away due to multi-organ failure after more than 28 days of hospitalisation post- COVID-19 on February 2, 2022.
Often called the "Nightingale of Bollywood", Mangeshkar's extraordinary career spanned more than half a century and she recorded thousands of songs in 36 languages.
She was the recipient of three National Film Awards, 15 Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, two Filmfare Special Awards, the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and many more. In 1974, she became the first Indian to perform at Royal Albert Hall, London.