After the Oscars, the 2022 Grammy Awards has failed to mention Lata Mangeshkar in the ‘In Memoriam’ section during the ceremony.
Lata Mangeshkar passed away at 92 in February this year. She was one of the greatest playback legends of the Indian subcontinent.
The Grammys’ 2022 In Memoriam section paid tribute to songs by the late Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, performed by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler. Taylor Hawkins and Tom Parker were also honoured.
While omitted from the main tributes, Lata Mangeshkar, along with late composer Bappi Lahiri, were mentioned on the Grammy’s website.
Several fans took to Twitter to criticise the Recording Academy, the institution behind the Grammys.
A user wrote: “A little unrelated, but when they were paying tributes to artists who passed away this year and there was no mention of Lata Mangeshkar- India’s most loved singer, it all felt so futile and insignificant. These shows have no regard for ‘global’ music- only American.”
“Grammy’s s*** for not including Lata Mangeshkar for the memoriam section. she’s one of the most iconic voices to ever grace this earth. just proves once again how isolated the grammy’s are and how they fail to include legendary voices known by billions. yes, billions,” said another.
A fan said he feels sad that “Lata Mangeshkar wasn’t mentioned once”
A user shared that he was hoping that the Grammys would have included Lata Mangeshkar’s name in the ‘In Memoriam’ section.
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
(with IANS inputs)