I will always be Lata Mangeshkar’s junior, says Ranu Mondal

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Mumbai: While a section of social media users did not show positive reactions to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar’s views on Internet sensation Ranu Mondal, but it seems the comments have not affected the latter as she considers “Lataji” her senior.

“Lataji ki umar ke hisab se mai choti thi, hu aur aage ja kar bhi rahungi.. Bachpan se unki awaz pasand hai. (As far as age is concerned, I am younger to her and will always remain her junior. I have loved Lataji’s voice since childhood),” Ranu Mondal told to a popular English daily.

When Lata Mangeshkar was asked about Ranu Mondal, she expressed happiness but with reservations.
“Agar mere naam aur kaam se kissiko bhala hota hai toh main apne-aap ko khush-kismat samajhti hoon (If anyone gets benefited by my name and work then I feel fortunate).

“But I also feel imitation is not a reliable and durable companion for success. By singing my songs or Kishoreda’s (Kumar), or (Mohd) Rafi Saab’s, or Mukesh Bhaiyya or Asha’s (Bhosle) numbers, aspiring singers can get short-term attention,” Lata Mangeshkar added.

Hailing from Krishnanagar of West Bengal, Ranu earned her living by singing at the railway station following disturbances in her family. During this, a video of her singing Lata Mangeshkar’s famous song ‘Pyaar Ka Nagmaa’ went viral on social media. After the video went viral, she became an Internet sensation overnight.

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