Shevanti Mangeshkar was the wife of an Indian musician, theatre actor, and Hindustani classical singer, Deenanath Mangeshkar. She is best known for being the mother of legendary Indian singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Meena Khadikar, Usha Mangeshkar, and Hridaynath Mangeshkar, who is a music composer.
Shevanti Mangeshkar was born on Wednesday, 25 March 1908 (age 87 years; at the time of death) in Thalner, Maharashtra, India. Her zodiac sign was Aries.
Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Seth Haridas Ramdas Lad. He was a Gujarati businessman. Her mother’s name is not known. Her sister’s name was Narmada Mangeshkar (Shrimati).
Husband & Children
Shevanti Mangeshkar got married to Deenanath Mangeshkar in 1927. The couple had five children including four daughters named Lata Mangeshkar, Meena Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, and Usha Mangeshkar and a son named Hridaynath Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar died on 6 February 2022 at the age of 92 at Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai.
She has two granddaughters named Varsha Bhosle and Radha Mangeshkar. The names of her two grandsons are Hemant Bhosle and Anand Bhosle. Chaitanya Bhosle is her great-grandchild.
Shevanti Mangeshkar was born in a rich Gujarati business family. Her father, Seth Haridas Ramdas Lad, was a businessman in Thalner, Maharashtra. Deenanath Mangeshkar was twenty-one years old when he married Shevanti in 1927. The marriage ceremony was organised privately at their home. Shevanti’s mother was not present at their wedding. Soon after the marriage, Shevanti was named ‘Sudhamati’ by Deenanath Mangeshkar. She was the second wife of Deenanath Mangeshkar. Shevanti’s sister Narmada was Deenanath’s first wife who died soon after the death of her infant daughter Latika. Deenanath passed away after fifteen years of marriage with Shevanti Mangeshkar. Then, Lata Mangeshkar took the responsibility of the whole family by entering into the Indian entertainment industry.
- Shevanti Mangeshkar’s children and loved ones called her with the word ‘Mai’ out of love. The Indian Express
- Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti Mangeshkar’s eldest daughter was born on 28 September 1929, and they named Hema. Later, Deenanath renamed her Hema as Lata in memory of his deceased daughter Latika, who was born with his first marriage.
- Shevanti Mangeshkar died after fifty-three years of the death of Deenanath Mangeshkar.
- According to Lata Mangeshkar, her mother wanted her children to live with self-respect, and therefore, they followed the path that was shown by Shevanti Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar took to Twitter to express her emotional feelings towards her mother on the death anniversary of Shevanti Mangeshkar on 16 June 2017. She wrote,
After my father passed away, for almost 53 years, my mother also played the role of my father. We learnt to live with self-respect from our mother. Even today you are my strength, even today I follow your teachings and your path, and day and night I reminisce about you and father.”