In September, two Mangeshkar sisters will begin their 80th birthday. Asha Bhosle will turn 85 on September 8th. The winner of Bharat Ratna, Lata Mangeshkar, will finish 89 and will enter the 90 years. The occasion will be marked by a book on the nightingale of India written by his younger sister, Meena Mangeshkar, in Marathi. Meena will be 87 in November.
October 24 will see their only brother Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar celebrate his 81 years, a birthday that will be celebrated with a grand ceremony at Shanmukhananda Hall where he will be awarded an award, Hridayesh Arts, veteran musician Khayyam and the youngest of the sisters, Usha Mangeshkar will be 83 in December. All Mangeshkars, with the exception of Lata, are still very active and continue to devote all their time to music and promote the interest of their grandchildren for music.
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