prachi baidwrote on Aug 4 2009 1:23PM
Hridaynath Mangeshkar was born on October 26, 1937.He is the only son of Dinanath Mangeshkar.Hridaynath Mangeshkar is a composer/singer from India known for his eclectic compositions and a well respected body of work
Hridaynath debuted his music career in 1955 with the Marathi film Akash Ganga. Since then he has composed for Marathi films
Despite being very selective, Hridayanath Mangeshkar has composed many songs in Marathi and Hindi. He is known for his penchant for selecting beautiful poems for his compositions
He is the younger brother of Indian music icons Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Mrs. Meena Khadikar and Asha Bhosle. He is married to Bharati Malvankar Mangeshkar, daughter of famous Marathi comedy actor Damuanna Malvankar. They have two sons Aadinath and Vaijnath, and a daughter Radha.
Some of his most memorable Hindi film scores are 'Lekin', 'Maya Memsaab', 'Lal Salaam', Yash Chopra's 'Mashaal', Dhanwaan and Chaani.
He produced an album featuring the ghazals of Mirza Ghalib, titled Ghalib and sung by Lata Mangeshkar.