Hindi poet and author Yatindra Mishra spent six years interviewing the singer. The result is a book full of wonderful anecdotes from the life of the legend
Sometime around the year 2010, young Hindi poet and author Yatindra Mishra embarked on a project that entailed conducting and recording phone interviews with the legendary Lata Mangeshkar, who turned 87 on 28 September. The interviews and conversations, which Mishra continued to schedule and record until earlier this year, were meant to provide information for a book the young author planned to write. Lata: Sur-gatha, published in Hindi by Vani Prakashan, is the outcome of six years of free-wheeling conversations between Mishra and Mangeshkar, focusing largely on her musical journey and experiences. Transcribed and included in Sur-gatha, these conversations provide invaluable and riveting information in a conversational tone.