Yaad Karo Qurbani: Lata ignores B’day, urges Pak to make peace
Mumbai: Following the loss of 18 Indian Army men in the Uri terror attack, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has decided not to celebrate her 87th birthday on Wednesday. She has also urged her Pakistani fans to make peace and let Indians lead peaceful lives.
Lata said she wanted to dedicate this birthday to those fearless servicemen who sacrificed their lives for the motherland.
“Our soldiers were mercilessly killed in Uri. I humbly urge my fans and well-wishers not to waste money buying me flowers. If you want to do something for me, send money to the bereaved families of martyrs. Jo shaheed huey hain unki zaraa yaad karo qurbani,” she said in an interview to a leading Indian news agency.
It may be recalled that the Indo-Pak tension caught fire after as many as 17 soldiers were killed by four Pakistani militants who carried out an attack on the 12th brigade headquarters of the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector on September 18 last.