Indian legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was invited at the award ceremony instituted in the name of her brother Haridaynath Mangeshkar, reportedly skipped the ceremony.
She had to give the award show a miss due to ill health. However Lata Mangeshkar apologise to Amitabh Bachchan and it was revealed by Big B.
“Sadly she (Lata Mangeshkar) couldn’t make it to today’s function due to her illness, yet she apologised which is too humble on her part and status,” he said.
While talking about the show, Big B said; “Tomorrow it’s the lovely Kaajol on set playing for a cause, and then another award by Lata Mangeshkar’s Father’s Foundation, that honours both her and yours truly. Its 71 years of her presence in the Indian film Industry, and my 71 years of birth !! Such a unique honour !!”
Incidentally, in 2011, Bachchan was the guest of honour at the Dinanth Mangeshkar Award function along with Yash Chopra, where Lata had wished that Amitabh be honoured with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.