Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) As India's melody queen Lata Mangeshkar enters her 80th year Sunday, noted writer and poet Javed Akhtar says that she is the only artiste to have achieved perfection and that her body of work is "beyond awesome".
"Normally artistes strive for perfection. Only Lata Mangeshkar has achieved it. There are no boundaries to her excellence and reach," Akhtar told IANS.
The lyricist said that people remember Lata's songs more than the films they were in.
"You know Hindi film music is so deeply rooted to our life and culture… When I go to foreign countries and to exclusive gatherings of NRIs who are deeply conscious of their status and position, they invariably lose