Bollywood wishes Lataji 'Happy Birthday'

The nightingale of the musical world Lata Mangeshkar turns 82 today and music composers, singers, and Bollywood fraternities turns to twitter to wish the legendry singer who has made India proud.

"It`s our good fortune that we have taken birth in the times of Lataji. She is our goddess of music and she is always going to be an inspiration for our generation and the generations to come," singer Sonu Nigam told.

Lataji has sung all types of songs. "Lataji is my teacher, my inspiration and it is because of her that I`ve loved music so much. I want to wish her all the happiness in the world," said Shreya Ghoshal.

Shaan says that "Whatever you say about Lataji is less. All I want to say is that the divinity that she has in her voice is unique and very different. Whatever the song might be, she adds dignity to it. Very subtly she brings out the expressions in a song. She is an institute in herself and the only one among so many."

Lata Mangeshkar will be honored with Hridayanath Mangeshkar award. "I think for any actress Lataji singing for her is a blessing because we all know what incredible talent she has. We can only hope that she lives for many many years to come and sings forever," said Dia Mirza.

Filmmaker Yash Chopra feels proud that an artist like Lata was born on Indian soil.

"For an artiste to be at the pinnacle of her career for 69 uninterrupted years is an unprecedented feat in any field anywhere in the world and we are proud that an Indian, our very own Lata Mangeshkar, has achieved this," Chopra had told.

"I have been fortunate to have worked with her for over five decades from my very first film, `Dhool Ka Phool` till my most recent film `Veer Zaara`.

"As a director, I can vouch that Lataji makes each song her own. She adds so many characteristic nuances, making it easier for an actress to enact and for the song to stand the test of time. They say that people follow music, but in Lataji`s case, music follows her."