A week after Lata Mangeshkar’s name was missed out from the “In Memoriam” section at the Oscars a week ago, the same has happened at last night’s 64th Grammy Awards.
Mangeshkar, who passed away at the age of 92, in January, was known as the Nightingale of India. Fans took to social media to express their dismay at the organisers of the Grammy Awards.
One said, “So both the Oscars and the Grammys failed to honor the late great Lata Mangeshkar in their respective memoriam segments? That’s a shame. #GrammyAwards #Oscars”
And another said, “A little unrelated, but when they were paying tributes to artists who passed away this year and there was no mention of Lata Mangeshkar- India’s most loved singer, it all felt so futile and insignificant. These shows have no regard for ‘global’ music- only American.”
Last month, the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) recognised the work of Mangeshkar with a fitting tribute.