By Hindustan Times
Now here's one birthday greeting that doesn't come too easily. When Lata Mangeshkar turned 83 on Friday, she was delighted to receive birthday greetings from the Pope Benedict XV1 straight from the Vatican.
Feeling duly honoured, Lataji said, "It was a very pleasant surprise. The Pope is the most prominent and revered leader of the Catholic Church. To hear from him on my birthday was not just expected, it was a rare privilege."
Adding to her joy was the fact that the Pope'e greeting named her as 'Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar'.
"Not many people address me with my father's name. That felt good. I am proud to be known as Master Deenanath Mangeshkar's daughter," said Lataji emotionally.
Compounding her joy at this show of benediction from the