[tps_footer]It was a meeting of the titans, as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Chief, Raj Thackeray hosted Nightingale Of India, Lata Mangeshkar and Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar at his residence.
The occasion, on which the three met was to present Sachin Tendulkar with a gift, which was handed over to him by Lata Mangeshkar. Raj Thackeray said that he considered himself very fortunate to have both Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar at his residence.
“I consider myself very fortunate that two Bharat Ratna’s have come together,” stated Raj Thackeray.
Sachin Tendulkar was excited to have received the gifts from Lata Mangeshkar herself. The melody queen handed two frames with lyrics of her hits Tu Jahan Jahan Chalega and Piya Tose Naina Lage Re to Sachin.
“I am moving into a new house. So, I wanted to have some kind of article, which Lata Didi had used, to keep it in my music room. Something like a handkerchief,” Sachin Tendulkar said.
“When I used to travel to play cricket abroad, I used to listen to music, especially songs sung by Lata Didi. You have been my silent companion,” added an elated Sachin.
He said he considers Lata Mangeshkar like her mother. “She used to bless me like a mother whenever I went to her. I am like her son.”
Lata Mangeshkar who showered praises on Sachin Tendulkar said, “I loved his cricket a lot. As a human being, also I like him a lot”.
She said that many a time, the umpire had wrongly declared out the legendary cricketer. “However, he never looked back at the umpire’s decision. I am sad that he has retired from the game. He should have played for some more time,” Lata Mangeshkar added.
In the past, Raj Thackeray had praised both Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar at various public platforms and party meetings for their enormous contribution to their respective fields.[/tps_footer]