Legendary singer and Bharat Ratna #LataMangeshkar on Friday made an unusual, heart-warming request to millions of fans and music lovers planning to celebrate her upcoming 87th birthday next week.
She has appealed to her fans and well-wishers to remember and donate for the brave Indian soldiers guarding our borders.
"Every year, on my birthday, thousands of you send me flowers, sweets, cakes, greeting cards... This year, I humbly request you all, instead of sending me these things, that money and as much as you can give, please give it to our brave soldier brothers," Lata said in a tweet on Friday.
She said: "I believe that mother, father, teacher, motherland and the guardians of the motherland, our brave soldiers... Whatever we do for them, it is not enough. Our soldiers... who don't think twice before sacrificing their lives for protecting our country... Because of them we are safe."