Lata Mangeshkar Who Turns 87 today Is In No Mood For Celebrations After The Uri Massacre.Saddened & Worried In An Interview With Subhash K Jha She Mulls Over The Future Of Mankind As It Turns Progressively Self-Destructive.
Your tweet imploring your fans to not use their money to get flowers and chocolates for your birthday but to help the martyred soldier’s families touched a chord in everyone’s heart.
I sincerely feel we need to stop wasting money whether it is on food in the restaurants or useless gifts like flowers and chocolates. Every year on my birthday there are bouquets lining up the entire entrance to my home,right from the entry at the apartment door to my home on the first floor. And these bouquets often cost thousands of rupees.They serve no purpose.
Why do you feel that?
The love that my well wishers feel for me cannot be enclosed in a bouquet.Why not use that money for the families of the soldiers?I’ve seen the pitiable financial condition of the families of martyred soldiers. I even saw a mother shouldering her soldier son’s corpse. I was deeply saddened.That’s when I thought it’s time we took a firm stance on the wastage of financial resources.
Your song Ae mere watan ke logon
I suppose so. Jo shaheed hue hain unki
So no celebrations?
I decided I will have no birthday celebration
The world has gone up in flames.There is hatred everywhere, specially between our country and the neighbours.What is your message to your fans?
Everything has changed . Human beings and even the climate is now unpredictable.Extreme weather conditions play havoc with our lives. I am deeply saddened to see children suffer in natural calamities and during war. I am no one to dole out gyan to anyone. I am just an ordinary citizen. I don’t know if I am qualified to comment on such matters. But yes, I do wonder why nations don’t keep their own house in order instead of creating havoc in others’ domain.Why hurl bombs at nations? Hatred kills. Why not work on making our own country beautiful? Switzerland is considered the most peaceful country in the world. Why? Because they’ve concentrated on making their own country better and more developed and they do not look at other countries to harm them.We never hear of violence perpetrated by the Swiss.
What is you message to your fans in Pakistan?
Wohkhush rahi shanti se rahen.