Lata Didi was like my elder sister, says PM Modi after receiving Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar award

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday received the first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar award named after the legendary singer.
Dedicating the award to all Indians, the Prime Minister said, “Lata Didi was like my elder sister.”
The award has been instituted in the memory of the late singer who died on February 6 this year.
“Music gives all a feeling of motherhood and love. We all are fortunate that we have seen this power of music in Lata didi,” he added.
“After many decades, Lata didi will not be present in the coming Rakhi festival,” he added during this short speech at the event.
The late iconic singer sang 1000s of songs in over 30 Indian languages
(With inputs from agencies)