Lata Mangeshkar to be honoured with K L Saigal award

Last Updated: Nov 08, 2011, 08:19 AM IST

New Delhi: Music legend Lata Mangeshkar and her brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar will be honoured with K L Saigal lifetime achievement award here on November 17.

The awards, constituted in the memory of singer-actor K L Saigal, the first superstar of Hindi cinema, will be given away by music composer M Z Khayyam, known for his memorable music in films like `Umrao Jaan` and `Kabhi Kabhie`.

The event is being organised by `Savitri Vikas Samiti` and will see the presence of awardees like Actor Jitendra, Prem Chopra, Ravindra Jain, Sanjay Kapoor, Penaz Masani and Jagjit Kaur.

"I am glad to be able to organise this program; it is a magical evening with legends like Lataji. K L Saigal awards are given in memory of Saigal sahib and he will be remembered always," said Prem Bhatia, member of organising committee.

Lata is a self-confessed fan of Saigal and even dreamt of marrying him in her childhood but regrets never meeting her idol.

PTI