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Lata Praises Narendra Modi: "I Consider You A Great Leader"

The doyenne of Hindi playback music Lata Mangeshkar sent a gushing message to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi saying she has all the respect for him as a brother.  The occasion was the first Tana-Riri

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Updated on: November 16, 2010 15:06 IST
lata praises narendra modi i consider you a great leader
lata praises narendra modi i consider you a great leader

The doyenne of Hindi playback music Lata Mangeshkar sent a gushing message to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi saying she has all the respect for him as a brother.

 
The occasion was the first Tana-Riri Samman conferred on Lata-Usha Mangeshkar. Usha accepted the   award from Narendra Modi and Lata's message was read out.
 
In her message, Lata Mangeshkar praised Modi for starting the Tana-Riri Samman in honour of two twin sisters Tana and Riri of Vadnagar, who were popular classical singers. "I have heard you (Modi) also hail from there. Narendrabhai, I respect you. I consider you a great leader. I have the same love and respect for you in my heart which a sister has for her brother."
 
The Swarnim Tana-Riri Mahotsv 2010 was held by the Gujarat government to honour the twin classical singers.