Bhupen Hazarika's Estranged Wife Reveals His Affair with Lata Mangeshkar
By Ankita Mehta | November 8, 2012 5:33 PM EST
Priyamvada Patel, the estranged wife of late musician and filmmaker Bhupen Hazarika, made a shocking revelation ahead of the balladeer's first death anniversary about his alleged affair with melody queen Lata Mangeshkar.
In an interview with an Assamese TV channel DY365 on Saturday, Patel revealed that "Mangeshkar started a big affair with him".
The startling revelation enraged the Mangeshkar family as well as filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi who had been with Hazarika for more than three decades. Both Mangeshkar and Lajmi are reportedly seeking legal action against Patel.
During the interview, Patel suggested that Mangeshkar is one of the reasons why she had separated from Hazarika after 13 years of marriage. She said that Mangeshkar used to visit their Tollygunge flat and shared one of the three bedrooms with the late singer during her visits to Kolkata.
"She used to come and they used to be together the whole night in one of the three bedrooms. She was crazy about him. He told me one day, 'Look Priyam, in India, if a musician wants to come up, his songs have to be sung by Lata Mangeshkar'," DNA quoted Patel as saying.
"Later, when I asked him why he should be with a woman in the room the whole night, he said 'ketiaba koribo lage' (sometimes you have to do it). Once, music director duo Kalyanji-Anandji told me in Gujarati, sister you go to sleep he won't come up'," she said.
In his biography "Moi Eti Jajabor" (I am a Nomad), Hazarika made a reference to a woman but did not name her. He also mentioned an incident about how Patel was in tears when she saw the "big artiste" at Kolkata airport."I asked Priyam what happened, and she said she didn't like something which the woman had said. When I insisted, Priyamvada replied, 'She said she loves you more than your parents and I do'," he wrote.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: King Williem-Alexander, Queen Maxima Hold Solemn Reception Ceremony for Victims
- Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult Allegedly Split: Mad Max Actor Cheats with Kristen Stewart & Riley Keough - Reports
- Forever Lost: Indescribable Anguish for Malaysia Airlines MH17 Families, Remains of Some Victims May Never Be Found (PHOTOS)
- Taylor Swift Named Forbes' Second Highest Paid Country Musician [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- Ed Sheeran Disappoints Taylor Swift and Other A-List Celebrities, Scolded for Spilling Secrets - Reports
- Beyonce and Jay Z: HOV May Have a Sextape with Carmen Bryan, Report Suggests; Queen Bey ‘Beyond Furious’
- The Bachelorette Season 10 (2014) Finale, ATFR Spoilers: Find Out: Will Andi Dorfman Accept the Proposal and is She Still With the Winner
- Jim Parsons Quits The Big Bang Theory News Turns Out Hoax, but Actor ‘Not’ Sure about his Return in Season 8
- Kate Middleton Pregnancy Reports: The Truth Behind the Duchess Miscarriage
- Apple iPhone 6 on Two Confirmed Release Dates, New Parts Leaked Suggesting Bigger iPhone to Come
- Google Nexus 6, 8 with Android L on Release Date Promises Killer Mobile Device Experience
- iPhone 6 Release Date Relevance to iOS Newbies: Specs Meaning, Price Considerations
- Xiaomi Mi4 vs OnePlusOne vs Nexus 5: Mi4 is the ‘Perfect’ Phone
- HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update Roll Out, Introducing the HTC One Remix
- The Pirate Bay Releases ‘The Mobile Bay’: Mobile Torrent Download Made Easier but Remains Illegal
- Shocking Video of Pedigree Dog Culling in Bali Emerges [Video]