New Delhi: Swar Kokila Lata Mangeshkar is no more in this world. He passed away on Sunday (February 6, 2022). It is known to many that the Mangeshkar family had a very good relationship with freedom fighter Veer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. However, few people know how All India Radio (AIR) fired Lata Mangeshkar's brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar just because he sang a poem written by Veer Savarkar. Let us tell you that Veer Savarkar had written a poem in England itself named 'Sagra Pran Tamla'. In this poem, Veer Savarkar is pleading with the ocean to take him to his motherland, because now it is becoming difficult for him to live here. Referring to the beauty of India, he has written how he has seen the ocean washing the feet of Mother India.
They are telling Samudra that he had promised them that he would take them back to their homeland after showing the outside world. The pain of separation from his native land is reflected in this poem. A foreigner is haunted by the memory of his motherland, he is depicted in this poem. Let us tell you that at one time Hridaynath and his sisters, Lata Mangeshkar and Usha Mangeshkar, had composed this poem by Veer Savarkar. However, Congress did not like this thing and they got Pandit Hridaynath fired from the job of AIR. This was stated by Hridaynath Mangeshkar himself in an interview to ABP Majha after many years. He had told in a 53-minute interview that he had once lost his job as an AIR, simply because he dared to compose a musical rendition of Veer Savarkar's iconic poem, in which he sought the sea to take him back to his motherland. Was praised. In his Marathi interview, he had said that, 'I was working in AIR at that time. I was 17 years old and my salary was Rs 500 per month. It may be peanuts today, but in those days Rs 500 was considered a big salary… In short, I was kicked out of AIR because I read Veer Savarkar's famous poem 'Ne Majsi Ne Parat Matrubhumi, Sagar Pran'.
had opted to make a musical composition for him. There had also come a time when the Congress had demanded to take away the 'Bharat Ratna' award given to Lata Mangeshkar. It is known to all that when Lata Mangeshkar sang the song 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon' in January 1963, the then PM Nehru had tears in his eyes. In 2013, Lata Mangeshkar praised the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi. Janardan Chandurkar was the president of the Mumbai Congress unit at that time. He immediately demanded from the Congress government at the Center that the 'Bharat Ratna' award given to Lata Mangeshkar should be taken away.